13 January 2013

Online Vote Plan Dumped

 It seems the Local Government Association has been investigating on behalf of Councils the-feasibility of online voting at the 2014 election. This was being considered to improve the voting turn out that in 2010 was less than one third and in Unley even less than this. After some recent trials in other countries have not been free from controversy the report recommends that South Australia  does not trial this at the next election. Councils adopted postal voting in 1997 in an attempt to increase the voter turnout which was as low as 20%. The simple answer is to make voting compulsory at all levels of government. When I discussed this with my colleagues they thought there was little need to change a system that worked!

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