In Italy there is a minimum poll turnout - 40% or 50%
recently a referendum was nullified because of it.
thats one way to ensure that politicians keep the attention
of the voters:-)
>Fergal Daly wrote:
>>>> There are always plenty of independent candidates and they're not _all_
>> mental and even if they were all mental, voting for one of them still sends
>> a message. With PR, you can give a looney your first preference and still
>> have your vote end up with "real" politician, hopefully putting the wind up
>> the establishment in the process,
>>An even better idea would be putting NOTA (None Of The Above) as an
>option on the ballot papers. AFAIK they have this in a few countries.
>Might shake the politicrats up a bit if a lot of the people who normally
>stay away from the polls turned up and started voting NOTA. The main
>reason for the low voter turnout in the last while (wasn't there a 19%
>turnout for some recent referendum?) is that people figure there's no
>real choice, they're all the same so why vote for any of them (sort of a
>"voting for the lesser of two evils is still voting for evil" attitude),
>and so they show their dissatisfaction by staying away.
>>kieran.colfer at ireland.sun.com>>Those who can't write, write manuals.
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