Some thoughts on PR - on the process

This is the problem with the mail out vote – anyone not interested in democrazy allows those who are – to control it. 

Democrazy, not democracy. We had a 804 to 804 mayoral vote tied in Peachland, BC decided by a name draw. If voters knew this was the outcome of an actual voter tie and lock – random chance – then my suggestion is the vote would not have been a tie. 

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This is almost what is going on with the PR confusion. I don’t mean the questions posed within the envelope.

When you are mailed your PR ballot, it asks for your signature, and birthdate. And address change – should you have one for them. However, the ballot and mail in envelopes are easy to follow, and hard to screw up from a filling-out point of view. 

The perception on what must be filled out is another matter – to go PR or not PR is the question. 

But the votes either way, are not tied to the people sending them in. They are put in a separate envelope, apart from your voter statistics proving you are a voter, or who you say you are. 

My submission is that Elections BC will not be monitoring this. My submission is that their identification of voters as the current system – that is the people they mail the ballots out to; are indeed the right people. 

But each and every community mailbox, and apartment box areas, are filled with these unopened and discarded voter ballots. 

It is my submission that a single person could find as many of these as they can, and fill them in for whatever vote they like. 

I will be willing to wager Elections BC will not be checking the votes nor ensuring names and birthdates are filled in correctly. 

If there was only a way to find this out – or prove it. I’ll get back to you.

Until next time. 


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