Online voting makes sense

I want to invite you to sign a petition to help us inspire one million Canadians to lobby the government to implement online voting.

To the Editor,

I want to invite you to sign a petition to help us inspire one million Canadians to lobby the government to implement online voting. Voter turnout is dismal often less than 50 per cent (sometimes even 30 per cent) and that is our mission at We Vote Canada.

Why can’t citizens be more involved in our democratic process?

Should we hold public referendums on important issues? The results of referendums would certainly assist our elected representatives in the decision making process.

To represent the entire population, we need more public input into the democratic decision-making process. We need to know what the majority – and the minority – of people think about topics that affect us. We pay our taxes online, do stock trading online. Why can’t we vote online?

Let’s create ‘active democracy’ in Canada.

Gordon HalkettNanaimo