KDSC proposes to amend the electoral constituencies
Redivision of existing 5 eyed
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 15: The parliamentary Interior and Defense Committee received a proposal from Kuwait Development Studies Center (KDSC) to amend the electoral constituencies, reports Al-Nahar daily.
The center proposed redivision of the existing five electoral constituencies to have 10 sub-constituencies each - a total of 50 sub-constituencies, in order to guarantee fairness and justice as it establishes better contact between candidates and voters.
The center explained the proposal localizes the idea of one vote as each sub-constituency votes for one candidate to form a total of 50 representatives for the five electoral constituencies.
The proposal stressed the need to adopt a technological method in the voting process and tallying, instead of the manual process.
The proposal also touched on the possibility of introducing new rules as follows: a candidate should receive half of the votes in his sub-constituency, possibility of rerun between candidates with the highest number of votes, and the number of voters should be equal in each sub-constituency; meaning the sub-constituencies are divided based on the number of voters, not the population or geographical area.
The center pointed out several advantages of the proposed electoral system: facilitate the electoral process especially in the aspect of tallying and announcement of winners, minimizes voting and tallying errors which previously led to the change of the electoral system, provides better communication platform between the voters and candidates, and reduces the cost of conducting elections and campaign due to the smaller geographical area that the authority or the candidate has to cover. The proposal stipulates review of the system every 10 years.
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