Electronic Voting

Whereas voter turnout for the 2011 election was low at 34.57% and voter turnout for younger generations is typically even lower and whereas the internet is easily accessible and engages a large number of people and in particular, young people, the Green Party of Vancouver should consider whether to promote online voting for City elections.

The fact that only 144,823 people voted for the 2011 City council, but some 704,008 votes were cast for Vancouver's favorite bird suggests that web engagement is a key to increasing voter turnout. 

Other electoral districts are turning to online voting such as Leamington, Ontario.

 Online voting also reduces environmental waste and cost.

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tagged this with Democracy 2014-05-19 21:15:19 -0700
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