PPNZ made a submission
to the Justice and Electoral Committee regarding the Inquiry into the 2010 local authority elections
Our Justice and Electoral Committee Submission in the news: Scoop
(1) All upcoming local elections must be postponed until this matter is
(2) The Local Electoral Act 2001 needs to be reviewed and amended to be in
line with The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
(3) The processes for general elections must be reviewed to be in line with
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
(4) A detailed history of privacy invasive voting methods in New Zealand
has to be made available to enable the public to scrutinise the
discussions or lack thereof and the decisions that led to the
implementation of bar-codes on local electoral ballots and other unique
identifiers on general election ballots.
(5) The Justices of the Peace that scrutinised the 2010 local authority
elections have to be named.
(6) These Justices of the Peace have to publicly report their findings.
(7) Valid evidence has to be produced that the database used for identifying
the voters was separate at all times from the database used for counting
(8) Valid evidence has to be produced that the databases were kept
separate up to the verified deletion of all copies of them.
(9) All persons who had access to the ballots and these databases have to
(10) Valid evidence has to be produced that all ballots have irretrievably
been destroyed and no copies, scans or records by other means remain.
(11) All local elections concerned have to be repeated due to the fear of
intimidation that the bar-codes imposed on participating voters.
(12) The company Independent Election Services Ltd has to be suspended
from conducting further elections until it provides evidence that their
staff is properly trained.
(13) The Minister for Local Government Mr. Rodney Hide and his affiliated
staff have to be excluded from all investigations regarding this matter
because his reply and his prolonged inactivity suggest that his position
on this matter is biased