How will voters understand what they are voting on?


There are numerous structures in place to ensure voters understand what they are voting on:

a) MPs and Senators submit Bills to Parliament. To ensure a Bill gets passed your People Decide candidate has to listen to, communicate and ensure voters understand the Bills being voted on;

b) There are a minimum of two votes on each Bill. Voters have a second chance to consider the vote. Voters also get a minimum of six weeks to consider Bills. If the government needs to 'rush' through a Bill for emergency reasons it must have a sunset clause of maximum 90 days;

c) Voters will have to read a summary on the Bill before they vote, developed collaboratively by voters using open-source software;

d) The greatest thing about this is that it has the potential to completely change and improve our society! The more responsibility people have the more they have to consider their decisions! The more people learn the more informed they become. This system educates by building more awareness, depth of knowledge and engagement. If a Bill gets in that voters don’t want they can’t blame the politicians any more. Voters who voted will consider their vote more carefully next time. Voters that did not vote will consider voting;

e) We also believe when voters make a decision that is tangible and they can see the outcome, they will spend more time considering their decision. At the moment when ticking a box on the ballot paper it is hard to see what it represents and the outcome; and

f) There are numerous safeguards in place in the People Decide Constitution. In the beginning voters will be able to vote on single issue Bills, only when this proves itself, will voters be able to vote on mechanisms such as Supply and Confidence, Appropriation Bills and Tariffs. People Decide can intervene if there is clear misuse, manipulation, obstruction or tampering of a vote.