Monday, November 2, 2009

Queensland's Electoral Commissioner Backs Online Voting

Queensland's Electoral Commissioner Backs Online Voting:

Queensland's online voting revolution looms

The days of the cardboard polling booth, the worn-out pencil and the ballot paper are numbered, according to Queensland's Electoral Commissioner.

David Kerslake believes universal online voting is an inevitable initiative on the democratic horizon and argues that first cab off the rank should be voters with disabilities at the next state election.

"With the necessary changes to the Electoral Act I would be confident that we could develop a system to provide internet and telephone voting options for people with disabilities - if not for the next state election then certainly for the election after that," he said.

Mr Kerslake, who submitted his report on the 2009 state election to State Parliament last week, said online voting for the whole community was now a matter of "when" not "if".

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