Electoral Reform

Vote Australia believes that a robust electoral system can only be maintained by constant, relevant reform. It is all about keeping up with the times, responsibly.

Many claim that Australia has the most efficient and modern electoral system. After all, we invented the secret ballot in 1856 courtesy of Henry Samuel Chapman. The secret ballot is hailed internationally as the ‘Australian Ballot’. A great achievement, but we cannot afford to rest on our laurels.

Embracing new technology will help us keep up with the times. There has always been a push for electronic voting but security issues have prevented its application.  However, there may a secure way of the future. Blockchain technology has revolutionised financial markets transactions and could be used with confidence in voting at elections. 

Vote Australia believes there is merit in the application of Blockchain technology in elections and will encourage discussion and debate about it in the coming years.


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