FROM THE EDITOR
The appearance of election hoardings on our roadsides this week means September 23 is getting closer.
Already, there are concerns that the elderly could turn out to vote in droves, while young people fail to exercise their right and duty to have a say politically.
Unlike the UK, we have no Brexit issue to galvanise the young but the result of the youth vote was clear for all to see.
Last year, there were calls from eight New Zealand councils for online voting during the local elections.
But Associate Minister of local government Louise Upston said more work was needed.
New Zealand is among a majority of countries that have held back over the issue.
The consensus is that there is too big a risk of cyber attacks by hackers.
There are also questions over how proper public scrutiny of votes could be implemented.
There’s a long way to go unless you live in Estonia, where it’s been used for national elections since 2007.