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Wednesday, March 02, 2005
Vote on Health Care Referendum Occurring Online
For those unaware, there will be a vote next week on a referendum that will increase health care fees in exchange for better services. If you do care about that issue and want to learn more, visit the website about the referendum (it has a ton of information) or stop by this post over at BeetleBeat and then scroll down, as he has a ton of posts noting his very vocal opposition to the referendum.
So now you're probably thinking: 'voting...? online...? why that's the coolest idea ever!' And you're right. It's easier/cheaper/faster/more accesible and other great things. And for that very reason, I've partnered up with SQUELCH! Senator Ben Narodick to try to get a bill passed to create online voting for the upcoming ASUC election. I'll have more comments on this soon, but for now, anyone interested can view the bill, which has a number of whereas clauses that discuss some of the great reasons to do this.
Click to download: Internet Voting Bill
P.S. Don't believe me about online elections being great? Here is what the university has to say:
By all indications, online elections are cheaper, faster, easier for voters, more accurate, less labor intensive, and less complicated, and they make more election information easily accessible to the voters. In addition they have the promise – though not the guarantee – to bring about higher voter turnouts. All the other UC campuses except UC San Francisco have some form of online election system, both for student fee referenda and for student government elections. The last online election – for the Class Pass Student Fee Referendum in 2001 – was a resounding success, so we are continuing to use this method.More information on online voting here.Email This Post!
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