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Electoral Reform committee  You're asking for suggestions that don't change the electoral system?

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  Yes, and I think your question is a question that's being asked across the country. My chief electoral officer colleagues, including Marc Mayrand, are looking at this very issue carefully. How can we improve the voter experience? You did see, during the last election, that there

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  From an operational standpoint, you asked about costs related to different electoral systems. There are a lot of unknowns related to changing an electoral system, so I can't comment on the cost of changing the electoral system, but ultimately I wouldn't be of the view that one el

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  Sure. I mentioned 2022 because that is when our next boundary delimitation is scheduled. In essence, what we do is build a system based on the boundary delimitation and then work backwards from there. When that event occurs and the boundaries for constituencies change, we begin

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  With respect, I'm going to defer and ask Mr. Smith. I don't think I would want to make a comment on comparing them.

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  I'll go back to my previous comment about barriers and getting the vote out. Often there is the thought that election administrators are responsible for voter turnout, and I'm not of that view. I believe that Elections Saskatchewan and Elections Canada are actors among many actor

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  It is something that we have been looking at very much here in Saskatchewan. There are 74 first nations in the province. A lot of people aren't aware of that. Traditionally, in election administration in the province, whether on the provincial or the federal level, our relati

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  Thank you for your question. I am fundamentally concerned about the direction that turnout is going in western democracies and here in Canada. In our last general election here in Saskatchewan, we did something that was a bit different. A document I'll be releasing to the Leg

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  You're very kind, sir. I would add that I think there is an opportunity to do pilots and to look at innovation to include groups that don't have access to the ballot in a meaningful way at this point. If you're looking for opportunities to test online voting, I think that would

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  I can refer to work that I've done in Pakistan and in Jordan, but perhaps Saskatchewan might be a good case study for you. We have just gone through a process of reforming legislation during the last cycle, and we're beginning a process of identifying whether there is an opportun

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  I think it will be better if I answer in English. Thank you. First of all, I have to say how much respect I have for my colleagues in Ottawa. Mr. Mayrand is very good at election administration. He is an election administrator's election administrator, so I will know that he ha

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  It's one way to frame it.

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  What challenges are there?

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  You mentioned integrity and you mentioned accessibility. Whether you're talking about online voting or about voting in person, those are two things that I'm constantly balancing—integrity and accessibility—with secrecy being very important there.

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda

Electoral Reform committee  I am not an expert on the Australian electoral system, so I wouldn't want to offer you a number. I know it is a problem and it is what led to the different approach to balloting that took place there.

September 19th, 2016Committee meeting

Michael Boda