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Shorten Pushes For Electronic Voting

The Opposition Leader, Bill Shorten, has he will write to the Prime Minister suggesting that electronic voting be used. 

Mr Shorten said it shouldn’t take eight days to find out who has won. 

The Prime Minister had said that electronic voting should be something Australia looks at. “This has been a passion of mine, an interest of mine.” said Mr Turnbull. 

Electronic voting has already been tried around the world. The ACT has used a form of electronic voting since 2001.The ACT’s electronic voting system was the first of its kind to be used for parliamentary elections in Australia

 In 2008 and 2012, an intelligent character recognition scanning system was used to capture preferences on paper ballots, with intensive manual checks used to ensure a very high level of accuracy.

Some Australian politicians feel doing away with public polling places would undermine democracy in Australia. 

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