William BoweMar 17, 201710 Comments
Time to ask questions about the ongoing suitability of Australia's prevailing electoral and constitutional arrangements.
Aug 5, 20161 Comment
The answer is a conditional "yes", writes cybersecurity consultant Ian Brightwell.
StilgherrianSep 12, 201328 Comments
Electronic voting is clumsy, frustrating and open to manipulation and fraud. We'll take our trusty old pencils, thanks.
Cathy AlexanderAug 8, 201338 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.
Jul 10, 201328 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 RichardsonMay 16, 20137 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 RichardsonJan 10, 201323 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 MackerrasMay 30, 20129 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 RichardsonMay 11, 201013 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 RichardsonApr 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.