"I will take part in a public consultation on voters’ experiences of elections but only if 250 other people will pledge to do the same."
— Malcolm Clark, Make Votes Count
Deadline to sign up by: 7th April 2008
297 people signed up (47 over target)
Country: United Kingdom
Voting matters and so does the perception of whether votes count.
The Government has tried to review how elections work from the comfort of their Whitehall desks, without ever actually going out and asking voters about their opinions or experiences.
Democracy isn’t deskbound. The public deserve a real say in the evaluation of different voting systems, including for electing MPs.
We need a proper debate; some kind of meaningful public consultation process that enables voters to share their experiences of elections. To encourage the Ministry of Justice to start that process, we want to demonstrate that there are people out there willing to be take part and have their say on elections.
So, whatever your views on electoral reform, sign up to this pledge and together let’s the show the Ministry of Justice that beyond Westminster there is appetite for such a debate.
And don’t stop there. Go to www.makevotescount.org.uk to find out other ways you can get the message out that ‘democracy isn’t deskbound’.
Malcolm Clark, the Pledge Creator, joined by: