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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1338A1: tabled on 01 July 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Gordon Prentice on 10 June 2004. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

leave out from 'example' to end, and add 'returning to the traditional British voting system of First Past the Post - which in European Parliamentary elections would help increase turnout by restoring the constituency link between MEPs and their electors.'.

Original motion text

That this House expresses its deep concern at allegations of cheating and stealing votes in the all-postal vote pilot areas; believes that if the Electoral Commission find the election to be seriously contaminated the Government should reverse the decision already taken to have all-postal voting in the forthcoming referendums on regional assemblies; further believes that all postal voting is more open to fraud than secret voting in a polling station and, with that in mind, urges the Government to consider other ways of boosting turnout at elections by, for example, declaring polling day a public holiday or having voting at weekends with voters being rewarded in some way by the State for participating in the election.