All of you registered to vote will have received your voting papers courtesy of NZ Post. We were over at our Paihia property at the weekend and in our mailbox were the papers for the previous occupants.
There are a lot of unoccupied houses in our street (holiday homes etc). Our next door neighbour's home falls into that category and they have asked us to check their mail which we did and low and behold another four voting papers for their long gone tenants. I suspect if I went along the street and checked the mailboxes of all unoccupied houses I would find many more.
So right now we have six additional voting papers. We will of course return them unopened to the Returning Officer.
But does everyone in that position play ball? I suspect not and especially in the 'dark' depths of South Auckland where rorting the (voting) system is elevated to art form status.
And that is why Postal Voting is a rort. A system designed to encourage 'participation'. Problem is the amount of participation. And the 'Left' love it.
Real democracy requires people to get off their arse and vote. In some countries they die for that. It's a small price to pay in order to get an honest result.
Postal voting is a rort and should be consigned to the dustbin of history.
General Debate 1 October 2016
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