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Poll Bludger: intergenerational war is the new class conflict in the UK

William Bowe June 14, 2017 10 Comments

It's no longer so much a matter of rich versus poor, as old versus young, as the voting patterns from the recent UK general election suggest.

Informal votes could have swung the election

Sally Whyte August 8, 2016 13 Comments

Informal voting is exacerbated by poor voter education.

It’s time to vote online

Adam Schwab July 5, 2016 33 Comments

There are no good reasons left to vote by pencil.

Care about asylum seekers or climate change? Don’t vote Greens

Helen Razer June 23, 2016 48 Comments

Razer responds to her critics.

Sydney voting changes not the ICAC distraction Baird was hoping for

Sydney voting changes not the ICAC distraction Baird was hoping for

Alex Mitchell September 10, 2014 9 Comments

NSW Premier Mike Baird's plans to bring City of Sydney in line with City of Melbourne haven't quite worked out.

The ‘electoral reform’ song and dance in Queensland

The ‘electoral reform’ song and dance in Queensland

Crikey May 26, 2014 4 Comments

The major parties are fired up about electoral reform in Queensland. But guess who benefits? The major parties, of course. Anthony Pink, data analyst and returning officer for the Queensland Greens, explains.

A vote in every polling booth

Crikey November 13, 2013 1 Comment

Crikey readers talk the catch-22 of the unemployed and what the AEC should ask about voting.

Long days, no pizza, widespread mistakes: AEC staff speak out

Long days, no pizza, widespread mistakes: AEC staff speak out

Crikey November 7, 2013 6 Comments

It's no surprise mistakes were made in counting votes on election night, according to the Electoral Commission workers who spoke to Sally Whyte. They were overworked, undertrained and standards were slipping.

Say no to e-voting: defending the pencils of democracy

Say no to e-voting: defending the pencils of democracy

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.

Byelection apathy: there’s more to the Melbourne story

Byelection apathy: there’s more to the Melbourne story

Charles Richardson July 25, 2012 18 Comments

Barely two-thirds of voters bothered to show up to vote in last weekend's Melbourne byelection. Was it the absence of a Liberal candidate or a general apathy and disillusionment among the electorate?