Miriam Lyons & Ben Eltham | Vote 1 for election day long weekend

Sometimes governments make the right decisions for the wrong reasons. Nathan Rees’ decision to create an ”automatic” electoral roll is a perfect example. An automatic roll will capture hundreds of thousands of younger voters who slip through the cracks – voters who are statistically more likely to vote Labor.

But for once NSW Labor’s naked self-interest has produced the right result. More participation in democracy is a good thing, and so is making it easier to vote.

Read Miriam Lyons’ & Ben Eltham’s article in the Sydney Morning Herald here

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