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Forum Post: Online Direct Democracy - Canadian Model

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 3, 2012, 11:50 a.m. EST by infonomics (393)
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From Wikipedia (Online Party of Canada):

The Online Party of Canada is a non-partisan political party founded on the principles of electronic direct democracy where members vote directly on specific issues via the party website and, in return, party officials (candidates) must support the majority position on every issue, regardless of their personal position. To ensure accountability, all OPC representatives must write up their own Promissory Letter of Resignation before being eligible to run for office. Any OPC representative who would then vote against the will of the majority could be asked to step down and resign.

Also check out Geneva, Switzerland's web site here: http://www.geneve.ch/evoting/english/welcome.asp

From their web site (Geneva, Switzerland) :

On February the 8th 2009, the Geneva citizens approved with a 70.2% majority the inscription of internet voting in their Constitution. With this vote, they ended the internet voting pilot phase at the cantonal level, while it had already ended in 2007 at the federal level. On that February day, Geneva became the second Swiss canton to have a permanent legal basis for iVoting, after Basel Stadt.

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[-] 1 points by hidden (430) from Los Angeles, CA 2 years ago

Nice, I didn't know they already have it.

I've posted similar idea here

[-] 1 points by infonomics (393) 2 years ago

Fantastic and bookmarked. We need to keep the momentum on this front as some within OWS detest the idea of direct democracy.