happyone65: im 68 and have been voting since i turned 21 and have not missed voting in a general election,i would love to see online voting for the next election,i can not understand why some people are against online voting,when every one can do so much online these days,if its good enough to do the census every 5yrs why not online election voting?and the reason for myself voting is i WANT to and no other reason.
PhantomNVD:bazzer:PhantomNVD: gotta say I do think a vote lottery would work very well, but as someone who DID 'bother' to vote and somehow "wasted" my vote on a party that was not elected I'm very intrigued with the STV concept.
I think I'd also like the barrier to representation on MMP to be proportional to the seats... if there are (rounded) 200 MP's chosen, then each 1% of the vote should allocate 2 MPs. thus the farce of "7% of the voting turnout was 'wasted' anyway" would be done away with, and I might be more inclined to 'bother' to vote next time too!
This is exactly how it works. With our current system, you "only" have to get 0.83% (probably more like 0.42% if they round up the number of seats) of the vote to get each of your party's seats in Parliament. To minimise fragmentation you need to have a threshold. It doesn't really do anyone any good to have a bunch of parties with a single MP. Legalise Cannabis very nearly got enough support to "earn" a seat and they only got 8,500 votes!
but how do they 'almost' get a seat with .83 and conservative NOT get even one with 4.1???
is it then worth a party 'pooling' their votes in a small area to get the area rep to be an MP? Is this how the Mauri Party get their seat with so many fewer voters - voter concentration?
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dcole13: Online voting and probs lowering the age will get more people to vote
nathan: With compulsory.voting you can quite easily cast a nothing vote just by spoiling your paper.
ant2732: Make the act of voting an event, different polling booths different events. Make it something that people want to attend, a fun place to be.
a music event, a sporting even, a flower show, for example. Allow people to engage beyond just voting to but to celebrate.