From Nellie Maçon.
THE whole way in which postal voting is carried out needs a review. Most people who wish to use this system are ill or elderly and the fact that they have to first of all apply to the Greffe for a voting form and then fill in and return this second form confuses them immensely.
If potential voters are living out of the Island, the whole process takes an inordinate amount of time and people often just give up because it’s too complicated.
Surely in this day and age it shouldn’t be too difficult for the potential voter to be able to telephone their parish hall, or even the Greffe if that’s not possible, and just give their name, address and date of birth and have the ballot paper mailed to them.
Most of them have already filled in their application to be on the electoral roll anyway, so they end up filling in three forms in total.
We should simplify the system before the next elections and definitely look into on-line voting. The excuse is ‘security’, but if we have on-line banking, surely we can have on-line voting.
Plat Douet Road,