kiwinz: I have often thought that the Electoral Role thing seems messy, however not every citizen has a passport and with it now only valid for a handful of years it costs a lot more. So I guess its a compromise.
We have a national id coming so that will become a possibility for those that want to use it. Should at least be able to vote on the list with that.
kiwinz:We had an Upper House in the past and like the UK it became a lucrative retirement hobby for washed up Parliamentarians.
I don't see any point in another house/senate and see no arguments in favor. What a nightmare. Just more pork and more barrels.
3 year term. Personally I like it. It means change is rarely radical or trojan horse style and govts wary of making fools of themselves in the first term. Think of it as a six year cycle with a three year probation ; ).