Late last year the Justice and Electoral Select Committee reported back the Electoral Amendment Bill, which was implementing recommendations from the 2011 election inquiry.
There’s a few changes made by the select committee. They are:
- Removing the proposed ban on displaying streamers, ribbons and rosettes on election day
- Allowing the High Court to order a recalculation of the allocation of list seats if there is a successful electorate electoral petition
- Requiring voters to verbally confirm their identity when being issued voting papers, so one can’t just use an Easy Vote card to get issued voting papers
All seem very sensible.