Faulty Voter Rolls

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Picture this:

  • The average electorate has 100,000 names on its voter list
  • Elections are won on less than 30, 20, 12 or even 7 votes out of 100,000 votes
  • Not everyone who votes is entitled to vote
  • When Australians go to vote, they need to trust the rolls to trust the results.


The problems:

  1. Fake names
  2. Fake addresses
  3. Addresses not being physically checked door-to-door

 

Example

In NSW, on 13 September 2014:

  • There were 102,427 electors enrolled at more than one address
  • The NSW electoral roll showed 139,898 more electors than the federal roll
  • Both voter lists should have been identical

 

Better ways must be found to make sure people listed on voter rolls:

  • Are who they say they are
  • Actually live at addresses where they claim to live
  • Cannot temporarily enrol in other electorates for the purpose of an election
  • Cannot be listed more than once on any voter list
  • Cannot vote as someone else
  • Cannot vote more than once in an election

 

Voter rolls are supposed to keep elections honest but:

  • 1 in five Australians moves house every year on average
  • Up to 60% of Australians moves house between federal elections.
  • The law allows names to be added automatically but not removed automatically. They must be removed manually and only after phoney enrolments have been expressly contested by concerned citizens.

 

How do we fix this?

  • If Australians want fair elections, then elections need better rules to stop people from voting more than once, voting as other electors and voting in multiple electorates during an election.
  • Voter lists need to be checked more often door-to-door
  • Australians should demand electronic certified lists in all polling places instead of paper lists
  • Australians need to tell Canberra to change the legislation to allow enrolment of voters on the federal roll who are already on state rolls without needing signed enrolment forms.
  • Australians need to tell their state governments to echo the federal legislation and give up maintaining state rolls.

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  • commented on A fair voting system 2021-06-04 08:44:15 +1000
    The statement: “The winning candidate is the most preferred or least disliked candidate by the entire electorate” is simply incorrect as can be easily proved. The fact is that the preferential voting system is seriously flawed because it effectively ignores last and near-last preferences.

    Now preferential VOTING is the best system available. Period. However: the so-called ‘counting’ method is seriously biased towards 1st preferences while totally ignoring last preferences. The result is that a candidate can “win the wooden spoon” as being the MOST DISLIKED candidate by a healthy margin and YET be declared the ‘winner after preferences’ by a narrow margin.

    This is proved in simple numerical examples at https colon slash slash tinyurl dot com slash ElectoralReformOz all one word. This is not just an obscure theoretical problem: it is a real issue that can and does gets candidates elected AGAINST the voters preferences. The above link shows that 3 of the 25 MLAs elected in the 2020 ACT election were elected against voters preferences – and the link names those wrongly elected and those wrongly eliminated including giving the exact counts showing how the eliminated candidate won against the ‘elected’ candidate in a virtual one-on-one run-off election as determined by the actual preference votes at the ElectionsACT website.

    The link also introduces the authors Average Preference Rating (APR) system of fairly counting preferential votes to guarantees to always exactly follow whatever preferences voters have marked. APR allows SPLIT Partial Preferential voting which allows voters to mark their first few, and their last few, preferences: the SPLIT option makes it easier for voters faced with ballot papers such as vote 1-32 Above the Line, Or 1-140 below the line.

    APR is very VERY fast to count provided that all votes are SCANNED &/OR DIGITISED. Votes could be scanned on site and a VERY small file uploaded from each polling place and amalgamated very quickly at the main electoral office. The reason for the small file size and speed of counting is that no votes are ever distributed, every preference mark is taken into account and the system is totally fair. The system easily allows multiple parallel audit trails that make election fraud extremely difficult – it ist even possible to allow a voter to check that their particular vote was actually counted and recorded correctly in the count by using unique random vote IDs generated when the voter votes – plus candidates, parties and media could get near real-time info re individual polling booths or electorate tallies as votes are counted. The system allows even a close Australian Federal Senate Election results to be available within hours of polls closing.

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