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In Western Australia a large chunk of votes "went missing" which was the responsibility of the Electoral Commission.

Now due to the closeness of the outcome, they have to re-vote a second time, which costs the State millions.

What do you think of this?

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Apart from being inconvenient and costly, it did give us the opportunity to send a message regarding whether we liked or disliked the initial performance of the newly elected government. Still would have preferred not have had to foot the cost and inconvenience though...
by kimp
OMG I wish I had the opportunity to do it over again.
by fran.
Waste of tax payers money and time? However you have to do what they say you have to do...whether you like it or not!
But Chipp -isn't it unfair that WE the taxpayer, have to pay for this mistake....and they arespending more money for advertisements like next to my question -the Electoral Commission!
by Finy
If you want the voting to be fair and democratic, then there is no other choice than for a revote. It may cost, but it the only way to be sure that the right person is elected.
Someone's not happy!
Jonaj -are you insinuating you are queenly?
by Finy
LOL
nooooooooo!
by jonaja
Isn't it too late? I mean, we're a year into the three year term anyway, but the time it all happens and the new person (if there is a power change) is in power, they'll be getting ready for next federal election anyway.
Sarah-there WAS no choice -here is article:
WESTERN Australia’s 1.5 million voters will go back to the polls to elect six senators after the High Court voided the 2013 election result.

The Australian Electoral Commission petitioned the High Court for the election to be declared void after it lost 1375 WA Senate votes during a recount after the September 2013 election.

Justice Kenneth Hayne said today the missing votes meant he could not determine who was duly elected.

The initial count declared the Liberals and Labor winners of the first four of six seats.

The final two seats went to Zhenya Dio Wang of the Palmer United Party and Labor’s Senator Louise Pratt.

But the recount narrowly gave the final two seats to the Australian Sports Party’s Wayne Dropulich and Greens’ Senator Scott Ludlam.
by Finy
Yesterday I heard that a number of people had to vote for a third time! What is this, a joke?
by Vee
Unfortunately not! it was about 60 people from a retirement village.
by Finy
Bugger!
by Vee
Yep - believe it or not, the postal votes of the residents (i.e. the first of the Re-votes) were lost before the second ballot day.... Disgraceful.

I guess we should look on the bright side though - unemployment is on the rise in WA (particularly if you USED to work in the electoral commission :-), due to economic slowdown etc, so at least it gave some people a little more casual employment....
by kimp
I suppose every cloud does have a silver lining!
by Vee
an absolute waste of money!
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