Brisbane City Council election 2016

Tuesday 5th April 2016


We are happy with our results from the Brisbane City Council Election. The mayoral results were good and expected, there were a couple of local booths we hoped to do better in, however it is generally representative of the work we put in, maybe we wrongly calculated the donkey vote from last time.

Karel got 5,195 votes for Mayor in Brisbane, the figure of People Decide is slightly higher because we didn't hand out how-to-vote cards which meant some people voted for Leon and Grigory but not Karel. We got close to 4% in booths we targeted and 2% where we ran a candidate.

Highlights include the ABC and Town Hall the mayoral debates, and interviews with People Decide candidates Karel, Leon and Grigory on 4ZZZ.

Snippet of the Town Hall mayoral debate

Interview of People Decide candidates on 4ZZZ


Our IT system is making headway, we should have an Android app and version 3 out soon (we are moving to a new platform so it is taking a little longer than planned).

We launched our electric car and had it driving around for the election. Photo attached.

We launched People Decide YouTube channel, we will be launching a series of videos towards the next election. Keep an eye on it.

People Decide mobile voting unit

Above: People Decide mobile voting unit

Friday 26th February 2016

Launch Mobile Voting Demonstration Unit

Launch Mobile Voting Demonstration Unit

Tuesday 16th February 2016

BIG NEWS! People Decide running for Mayor and 2 Councillors

People Decide is running for Mayor and 2 Councillors in the 2016 Brisbane City Council Elections.

Candidate for Mayor


Karel Boele

Karel ran in the 2015 Queensland State Election for South Brisbane and in the 2014 Griffith by-election.

He runs a business providing advice on community currencies and participatory democracy. He managed the development of legislation in the financial sector in Asia to create more transparency and accountability.

Karel enjoys nature, gardening and sport.

For more info

Candidate for The Gabba


Leon Lechner

Leon has lived in south Brisbane for 16 years of his life.

After meeting Karel he discovered a story he wanted to share. The creation of online democracy that we can all participate in. Real democracy where the people decide, not politicians. A democracy where people can vote directly on issues. No party politics, hidden deals and ulterior motives. Voting directly on issues you care about with the click of a button.

Leon is an entrepreneur, he has founded numerous startups and received a grant from the University of Queensland for one startup.

He has been a model and actor, including for 3 years in Latin America.

Leon has also worked in event planning, recruitment for the banking sector and debt collection.

He now manages his own business in hospitality in West End.

Candidate for Coorparoo

Grigory Graborenko

Grigory Graborenko

Grigory is a software developer.

He obtained his Bachelor's in Science with a major in Computer Science. He has worked in both industrial software engineering as well as web development, with almost 20 years of programming experience.

An avid fan of history, his curiosity about why egalitarian models of government have failed in the past has led him to the concept of participatory democracy.

He believes that expanding the voice of the people is the only thing that will end the stagnation and corruption currently ailing western democracies.

Other candidates

Anita Diamond

Anita ran in the 2015 Queensland State Election for Indooroopilly and recently moved to Dinmore. She is considering running for the 2016 Federal Election.

Monday 11th January 2016


We have launched a website for Karel Boele, People Decide candidate for Griffith and South Brisbane. Please go and have a look, voters can register and vote through just as they can through

Monday 30th November 2015

Laura Street Festival!

People Decide and Karel Boele had a wonderful time at the Laura Street Festival many people and lovely atmosphere.

Laura street festival

Saturday 31st October 2015

People Decide trialed version 2 of the voting platform at its first demonstration stand in West End, Brisbane.


Thursday 6th August 2015

A nice photo of Karel Boele meeting a resident while door-knocking.

Karel Boele door-knocking

Saturday 14th March 2015

Dinner and drinks with candidates Karel Boele, Anita Diamond and Elizabeth Woollard and others.

Dinner and drinks

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