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I voted - did you?

However can hardly be described as a secret ballot.

Here's why.

The RAA process requires you to markup the ballot paper.

You then place the ballot paper in an envelope and are required to write your membership number on the back of the envelope to make a valid vote. In other words it is possible to identify how a member voted - hardly a secret ballot!

The correct process is to place the ballot paper into an envelope (usually marked Ballot Paper) with no distinguishing features and then place that envelope into postage envelope that identifies the voter so it can be marked off the membership roll. 

Then when the ballot papers arrive at the counting office the membership roll is checked, the envelope containing the ballot paper place in the ballot box and at the appointed time all the ballots are opened and counted.

 

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3 hours ago, Jim McDowall said:

I voted - did you?

However can hardly be described as a secret ballot.

Here's why.

The RAA process requires you to markup the ballot paper.

You then place the ballot paper in an envelope and are required to write your membership number on the back of the envelope to make a valid vote. In other words it is possible to identify how a member voted - hardly a secret ballot!

The correct process is to place the ballot paper into an envelope (usually marked Ballot Paper) with no distinguishing features and then place that envelope into postage envelope that identifies the voter so it can be marked off the membership roll. 

Then when the ballot papers arrive at the counting office the membership roll is checked, the envelope containing the ballot paper place in the ballot box and at the appointed time all the ballots are opened and counted.

 

Is this procedure new or different to past elections?

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This is not new process. The past two years have used the same process.  
 

In none of the part 4 elections has there been a set of rules for elections that comply with constitution and this is an example of what should be covered by a set of rules and is not. 

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