I am pleased that the B.C. government has asked the province’s election officials to examine the potential for internet voting in provincial and municipal elections.
I would also like to acknowledge Premier Christy Clark for leading this initiative. Modernizing B.C.’s electoral process was one of the key promises she made when she became Premier, and long overdue.
Low voter turnout has become an increasingly apparent issue in provincial and municipal elections. Internet voting has the potential to increase the number of voters who take part in the process and that can only be good for democracy.