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

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


  • Devesh Saxena
    signed 2023-10-04 12:37:02 +1100
    This must be done to ensure that a voter casts only one vote, besides proposed changes in this petition there should be way for voter to cross check their voting status (voted/yet to vote) for every election event
  • 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.

  • commented on Unwanted influences on the voting system 2023-11-23 12:15:44 +1100
    Please I need your vote

  • signed Mark Off Voters Electronically 2023-10-04 12:37:02 +1100
    This must be done to ensure that a voter casts only one vote, besides proposed changes in this petition there should be way for voter to cross check their voting status (voted/yet to vote) for every election event

  • commented on Compulsory voting 2023-09-14 22:49:29 +1000
    John de Wit, less empty negative comments please.

    I’m happy to answer real questions if you’re not yet clear how DCAP works to guarantee fair results. I sympathise – it took me ages to fully understand why current voting systems fail voters and then years to work out how to correct it and then to twig to the simple maths behind it and finally to be able to give simple examples that demonstrate it.

    E.g. it is not obvious that my DCAP system is correct when it will declare that Party D, of 4 parties standing, and with 45% first preferences is the winner despite Party A having 51% first preferences. But that is correct IF, repeat IF, in the election Party A had 49% of 4th (or LAST) preferences and party D had 55% of 2nd preferences. I have proved that particular case, no matter what preferences parties B and C get within the values I specified. Can anyone prove me mathematically &/or logically wrong there? No way! The correct Proportional results in a 100 seat electorate is NOT A=51 seats and D=45 Seats. The correct results is A=27 Seats and D=41 seats with B&C sharing the remaining 33 seats.

    So, it will not be a majority Government for A in its own right. Rather, it will be a minority government, of probably D in coalition with B or C; or, a slim chance of A running a minority government. Apart from the speculation of who will arrange a coalition; who can logically prove I’m wrong and that that voters preferences showed that they collectively wanted A as a majority government? It can’t be done unless you ignore voters’ clear collective preferences. The fact is that a marginal “absolute majorities” may be a real win; or, a travesty of electoral justice simply because Distribution of Preferences (AKA Instant Run Off) and First-Past-The-Post systems are inherently incapable of guaranteeing a fair result.

    I have proved that. I challenge anyone to prove me wrong.

  • commented on Compulsory voting 2023-09-14 16:55:04 +1000
    Peter Newland,
    Your arithmetic is very complex compared to a single vote for the party of your choice. There is no assumption that you should agree with every policy of that party. You just choose the party and candidate you think is best.