Submitted by Paul Brockman on Sunday 14th November 2021
Published on Friday 19th November 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Thursday 19th May 2022
Current Signatures: 62
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Abolish Election Deposits.
We ask the Government to abolish election deposits, it does not seem reasonable to have a barrier to standing for election that depends on someone’s financial means. We do not think the ability to pay a specified fee is a relevant or appropriate criterion for determining access to the ballot paper.
Election deposits are virtually a ‘tax’ on democracy. The deposits required to run for election by the public should be scrapped in order to enable a wider range of candidates to stand and open up the Democratic process of Elections.
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