[E-voting] Abstention - an accuracy issue?
ojc at networkarchitects.ie
Sun Mar 21 12:18:29 GMT 2004
Fergal Daly wrote:
>Would it be possible for a seat to be won by NOTA? Would that then cause a
>rerun of the election. Rerunning the NOTA seat on it's own is no good
>because it will almost certainly go to the most popular party (which is
>almost certaibly not what the NOTA voters would have wanted) so you'd need
>to rerun the entire constituency, which leads to lots of other problems.
Actually, in a *true* democracy, it would mean that all of the
candidates from all of the partys would have to be withdrawn and new
candidates fielded (A firing squad for the disgraced candidates is
optional!! ;-). Of course this would be a problem here, because of our
PR system. NOTA could win *a* seat in a constituency, but not all of
them as it would be seen as just one candidate... Unless you filled
out pref.s1,2,3 as NOTA ... would that work?
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