The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly
has had a Select Committee on Democratic Reform.
UPDATE 2022-05-23: The 49th General Assembly dissolved prior to the  Committee’s deadline to report. The Committee is now disbanded. It is replaced to some extent by the 2021 All-Party Committee to Modernize the Elections Act. For more information see Newfoundland 2021 All-Party Committee to Modernize the Elections Act. END UPDATE
The 2020 Committee was charged, amongst other things, to
review and make recommendations on voting systems and methods
The Committee’s report is due before the end of the Winter-Spring sitting of the House, 2021.
Committee members would do well to read the Internet Voting Privacy and Security Risks report from OIPC Newfoundland.
Creation of the Committee
There was a private members’ motion passed on December 4, 2019 to dissolve the previous All-Party Committee and create the Select Committee.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this House urge Government to disband the All-Party Committee on Democratic Reform;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this House establish a Select Committee on Democratic Reform, with a mandate to review and make recommendations on: voting systems and methods; voting age; funding of political parties; the role of third party groups in election campaigns; timing/date of elections; and other items at the Committee’s discretion;
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