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2012-11-17

 

 

2012 News

 

 

2012-11 PRSAV-T Inc. submission on Government changes proposed for local government in Tasmania

2012-10
Timely article on US experiments in election technology by Dr Vanessa Teague of the University of Melbourne. See also "Electronic Voting" on Wikipedia.

2012-09 Free Seminar for candidates and supporters on Election Campaigning in Multi-councillor Wards in Victoria's 2012 Council   Polls - 19 September 2012 at 8 p.m. - email info@prsa.org.au or telephone 04291 76725 for details of the Melbourne venue.

2012-07

PRSA submission to federal Joint Select Committee on Electoral Matters putting the case for constructive reforms such as optional preferential voting for below-the-line Senate voters, rather than restrictive measures like larger deposits
2012-05 Maurie Fabrikant, PRSAV-T Inc. Treasurer 2004-11, who was also an Accredited PR Vote-counting Officer, died on 2012-05-16, and is sadly missed.

2012-04

Australia’s last provision for use of the undemocratic multiple majority-preferential electoral system, which was replaced for Senate elections in 1948, was removed when the NSW Local Government Amendment Act 2012 received Royal Assent on 2012-04-04.

 

Future elections in two-councillor Council wards will now be counted by the quota-preferential system of proportional representation, which is the counting system used for most NSW municipalities.


2012-01 Full details of countback elections to fill municipal casual vacancies in Victoriia pleasingly began to appear on the VEC website for the first countback for a Melbourne City Council seat, which was conducted on 2011-07-19. Since then at least two more, for Benalla Rural City Council and Moreland City Council, have appeared with distribution sheets available.

The Tasmanian Electoral Commission has a more accessible arrangement, with a hyperlink for all countbacks, but it is now confusingly calling them "recounts" although the distinctive term "countback", which refers to a recount of ballots for the specific purpose of filling casual vacancies, originated in Tasmania.

  

 

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