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So much for easier voting prompting higher turnout

Not in Hawaii it hasn't:

"Officials saw an 83 percent drop in the number of voters participating in the Honolulu Neighbourhood Board's recent election that is the nation's first all-digital election, where people could vote over the Internet or by phone. For the first time, Oahu voters had to use computers or the telephone to vote for their neighborhood board candidates and many people did not bother.About 7,300 people voted this year, compared to 44,000 people who voted in the last neighborhood board race in 2007".

Draughty church halls and scout huts are the only way forward....

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Anonymous Chris said... 2:39 pm

You may be onto something there.

In fact, it seems there may be an inverse correlation between voting and ease of doing so. Look at Zimbabwe: beat voters with sticks and you get record turn-outs willing to queue for hours...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 5:27 pm

Ain't that the cold truth.  



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