Mark Off Voters Electronically

Dear Prime Minister and Premiers, it is too easy in Australia for anyone to vote more than one time during an election.  Every voter should be allowed only one vote and should not be able to vote more than one time during an election.

Please pass legislation enabling the Australian Electoral Commission and state electoral commissions to coordinate and co-manage a Master Electoral Roll covering all Australian state and federal electorates and enable all electoral commissions to update the master roll in real time as voters change addresses and when voting papers are issued to each elector on election day.


Who's signing

Craig Evans
graham johnston
Beverley Haydon
Ian Moore
Susan Bennetts
William O’Connell
Au Kirkpatrick
Dora Edwina Stewart
Victor Batten
12 signatures


  • Craig Evans
    signed 2019-05-21 02:03:31 +1000
  • graham johnston
    signed 2018-10-19 08:00:57 +1100
  • Beverley Haydon
    signed 2018-08-10 10:07:09 +1000
  • Ian Moore
    signed 2018-07-23 14:56:01 +1000
    This should be the norm. Using your driving licence as identification before voting.
  • Susan Bennetts
    signed 2018-07-22 12:18:54 +1000
  • William O’Connell
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-09-03 15:35:38 +1000
    Sign the petition: Mark Off Voters Electronically
  • William O’Connell
    signed 2017-09-03 15:35:18 +1000
  • Au Kirkpatrick
    signed 2017-08-19 18:02:40 +1000
  • Dora Edwina Stewart
    signed 2017-08-10 11:31:10 +1000
    surely this is not difficult to do. I mean if go to a Bank ATM and withdraw all the cash in my account, it gets updated immediately and I cannot go to another ATM and get any cash!
  • Victor Batten
    signed 2017-08-10 07:06:55 +1000


Add your name and let’s keep Australian elections free and fair.

  • followed A fair voting system 2021-06-15 10:17:44 +1000

  • 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.

  • followed A fair voting system 2021-06-04 08:44:11 +1000

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