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[New post] Ghostbusters: it’s time to deal with Vanuatu’s phantom voters

WordPress.com dailydigester posted: "By Anna Naupa and Nick Howlett Part 1 of a 3-part series on Vanuatu’s Electoral Integrity When Vanuatu goes to the polls on 22 January, 2016, an estimated 2,000 ni-Vanuatu youth, and several hundred recently naturalized adult citizens, will be denied a vo" Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on Vanuatu Daily Digest Ghostbusters: it’s time to deal with Vanuatu’s phantom voters by dailydigester By Anna Naupa and Nick Howlett Part 1 of a 3-part series on Vanuatu’s Electoral Integrity When Vanuatu goes to the polls on 22 January, 2016, an estimated 2,000 ni-Vanuatu youth, and several hundred recently naturalized adult citizens, will be denied a vote due to the impossibly short deadline for voter registration. Not only is a denial of the democratic right to vote, it highlights the inaccuracy of Vanuatu’s electoral roll. In Vanuatu’s 2012 General Election, an estimated 55,000 dead people were included on the electoral roll as eligible voters, about 140% more voters than official census data says there should be. This article suggests a simple and cost-effective way of ensuring the integrity of Vanuatu’s electoral roll so these ‘phantom voters’ don’t come back to haunt us. Read more of this post dailydigester | January 8, 2016 at 7:59 am | Tags: 2016 General Election, electoral integrity, electoral roll, statistics, Vanuatu Electoral Office, Vanuatu National Statistics Office, VEO, VNSO | Categories: Opinion, The News, Digested | URL: http://wp.me/p2A4RK-FS Comment    See all comments    Like Unsubscribe to no longer receive posts from Vanuatu Daily Digest. Change your email settings at Manage Subscriptions. Trouble clicking? Copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://ift.tt/1ITkc0j Thanks for flying with WordPress.com

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