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No, but there’s an annual push as well as the rolling update. It’s better to keep it up to date. There may be by elections. At least one MLC isn’t standing so Ashie or Ann Corlett May be put up!

It’s much easier to keep it up to date than have one push in early 2026. When it’s got out of sync previously, 2006, as an example when numbers dipped, it took ages to get numbers up. 

Also the Electoral Commission want to know if there are any changes to voter numbers for constituencies that justify boundary changes.

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1 minute ago, TheTeapot said:

They sell the electoral roll to advertisers or anyone who wants it so they want it to be correct.

In a world of gdpr they should just fuck off selling personal data but what do I know

You can opt out of the version that is siold

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5 minutes ago, John Wright said:

No, but there’s an annual push as well as the rolling update. It’s better to keep it up to date. There may be by elections. At least one MLC isn’t standing so Ashie or Ann Corlett May be put up!

It’s much easier to keep it up to date than have one push in early 2026. When it’s got out of sync previously, 2006, as an example when numbers dipped, it took ages to get numbers up. 

Also the Electoral Commission want to know if there are any changes to voter numbers for constituencies that justify boundary changes.

I thought as much, just thought the ad was framed more for when there is an election on the horizon. 

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Young people are complaining that government and MHKs don't engage with them.

Let's hope they have a campaign to get over 16s to get on the electoral roll.

Personally I would like to see them get a leaflet/letter on their 16th birthday explaining the intricacies of the voting system.

 

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There is a lot to be said for compulsory voting. Which actually isn’t compulsory as such - it is compulsory to turn up (or get postal vote).You can mark that vote anyway you want or tear it up and throw it away. But you can’t just be a lazy sh*te who whinges about the government but then can’t be arsed getting out of the chair on election day.

And yes, it leads to small amount of stupid votes/candidates but by and large you get much better engagement. And the end result is then what it is. 

The opposite is first past the post voting with lousy turnouts. 
 

 

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26 minutes ago, Moghrey Mie said:

Young people are complaining that government and MHKs don't engage with them.

Let's hope they have a campaign to get over 16s to get on the electoral roll.

Personally I would like to see them get a leaflet/letter on their 16th birthday explaining the intricacies of the voting system.

 

One great way is to include it in the application process for a learner drivers licence. Scoops up a lot of 16 year olds that way.

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