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Wednesday, April 06, 2005
  Judicial Review of Prime Minister's Decision to Call Election without anti-fraud procedures
I have started the process (A letter before action sent to the Treasury Solicitors) of judicially reviewing the Prime Minister's decision to call a General Election without anti-fraud procedures.

The ECHR includes the following:
ARTICLE 3 (of Protocol 1)

RIGHT TO FREE ELECTIONS


The High Contracting Parties undertake to hold free elections at
reasonable intervals by secret ballot, under conditions which will ensure
the free expression of the opinion of the people in the choice of the
legislature.


The absence of measures against fraud means that:
"under conditions which will ensure the free expression of the opinion of the people"

Is not satisfied.

I have asked for the following four changes:
The first proposal is that a change is needed so that postal votes are counted separately to non-postal votes.

The second proposal is that the same access is given to parties to check application forms as exists for checking DoIs.

The third proposal is to extend the period for Election Petitions to 2 months from 21 days.

The fourth proposal is to require presiding officers to keep a list of voters who attend to vote in person and are found on the absent voters list and to allow them to submit a tendered ballot.
 
Comments:
Sir;

Not rooting for your PARTY, but I hope you review goes through...

Josef of Josef's Public Journal
 
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