Friday, March 21, 2008

How to cheat at voting

"What [the Electoral Commission] needs to do now is follow [Mr Justice Mawrey's] robust lead and accept that seven years of experimentation with postal voting on demand has undermined our democracy to an unacceptable degree. Far from being outmoded pieces of victoriana, the polling station and the secret ballot are priceless 19th century inventions that we should never have dreamed of abolishing. What the Electoral Commission should do is stand up for voters and recommend an end to postal voting on demand, reversing the so-called reform voted by parliament in 2000. Convenience voting, like convenience food, leaves a nasty taste in the mouth." —John Morrison

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