Voter ID and potential fraud

Voter ID and potential fraud

Voter ID and potential fraud.
The phrase “vote early—Vote often” is often used to create an impression that you should vote multiple times during polling.
The phrase is attributed to: John Van Buren a US Lawyer in the 1800s
Experience has shown that in the excitement of great popular elections, deciding the policy of the country, frauds will be committed, if a chance is given for them. If these frauds are allowed, the result is not only that the popular person may be defeated, and the result falsified, but that the worst side will prevail. The side which has the greater number of dishonest men will poll the most votes. The war cry, “Vote early and vote often!” and the familiar problem, “how to cast the greatest number of votes with the smallest number of voters”, indicate the direction in which the dangers lie.
We have a moral obligation to ensure that voter ID is introduced here in Australia to reduce the potential for voter fraud.

Some of our seats are held by the slimmest of margins and fraud of no more than 100 votes could see seats lost.
Personal ID is carried by the vast majority of people in the electorate these days and computer systems, set up properly and linked to each other will further reduce the potential for multiple voting.
The Nay sayers will cry that it can’t be done and it will slow down the polling. These are excuses that the opposition and AEC will give to stave off any change.
A policy driven by our side of politics can see the Australian Electoral system improved and the potential for fraud reduced.