William Bowe March 17, 2017 10 Comments
Time to ask questions about the ongoing suitability of Australia's prevailing electoral and constitutional arrangements.
Crikey August 5, 2016 1 Comment
The answer is a conditional "yes", writes cybersecurity consultant Ian Brightwell.
Stilgherrian September 12, 2013 28 Comments
Electronic voting is clumsy, frustrating and open to manipulation and fraud. We'll take our trusty old pencils, thanks.
Cathy Alexander August 8, 2013 38 Comments
The major parties are fooling people into handing over personal information in the guise of applications for a postal vote. Here's how the ruse works -- and how to avoid it.
Crikey July 10, 2013 28 Comments
Voters will grapple with enormous ballot papers in this year's federal election, as micro-parties proliferate. Freelance journalist Sally Whyte asks if there's an easier way to cast your vote.
Charles Richardson May 16, 2013 7 Comments
The opinion polls proved wrong in British Columbia, where the incumbent Liberals won in a major upset. But their first-past-the-post voting system doesn't give much hope to Julia Gillard.
Charles Richardson January 10, 2013 23 Comments
Some Liberals may want optional preferential voting to freeze out Labor and the Greens, but history shows the National Party will again stand in the way. It can't do without it.
Malcolm Mackerras May 30, 2012 9 Comments
Al Smith, failed 1928 Democratic candidate for the US presidency, said "all the ills of democracy can be cured by more democracy". Looking at recent elections in Greece and Australia, he was mostly right.
Charles Richardson May 11, 2010 13 Comments
Britain is seriously considering adopting a preferential voting system to avoid big messes like the one they're currently swimming in. But just how different would the election result have been?
Charles Richardson April 29, 2010
Despite the headlines, the general picture in the British election campaign hasn't changed much: polls still show the three parties evenly matched, with the Conservatives in the lead but well short of what they need for an absolute majority.