Monday, December 12, 2011

NZ: Online voting to boost turnout: Greens

Online voting to boost turnout: Greens

The Green Party wants parliament to consider online enrolment and voting for future elections, after a record low turnout for last month's election.

The final election results, released on Saturday, show only 74 per cent of enrolled voters cast a vote in last month's general election, down from 79 per cent in 2008.

Following the election, the Green Party called for parliament's justice and electoral select committee to look at why voter turnout was so low as part of its regular post-election inquiry.

The Greens have since undertaken an informal online survey, asking people what would make them more inclined to enrol or vote. --->>>

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