Newfoundland Select Committee on Democratic Reform

The Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly has a Select Committee on Democratic Reform.

The Committee is 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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