MARK ALDRIDGE - Community Advocate "Independent candidate" for MAKIN a differnce
THE POSTAL BALLOT SCAM

The State electoral commission, lists it’s official Postal address as P O Box 666, an interesting address indeed, yet people all over the state are sending back their official “Ballot papers” to a variety of addresses, none of which include the official address.

I have made official enquiry’s as to where these reply paid address actually end up, but if I cannot find out before the election, once the results are in, there will be nothing we can do, because when I was in the court of disputed returns in 2010, the chief justice made it clear “The results of a general election cannot be disputed, regardless of the count or the conduct”

The last state election in 2010, resulted in over 16,500 official postal Ballot papers going missing, so where did they go, how were they intercepted, and who were the votes for?

On top of these missing ballot papers, more than enough on their own to have changed the entire outcome of the election, were the 6,500 or so applications for ballot papers that were deemed dodgy and invalidated by the electoral commission, why? Who were they from, and why were they excluded?

Legislation changes, were enacted because I exposed these dodgy issues to a parliamentary enquiry after the 2010 election, the full results are on my website 


New legislation states that Electoral Commission SA must provide a list of people who have applied for postal votes to political parties and candidates who request it.

Political parties are permitted to distribute postal vote application forms. Postal vote application forms must be the same as Electoral Commission SA's form. Under legislation the forms must be returned directly to Electoral Commission SA and not to political parties. Has this been upheld or is it even being monitored?

In 2010 it was also exposed the Labor held a reply paid address called “Isobel Redmond” and had indeed used this address to intercept voter information, why did they do this?

What if right now, postal Ballot papers are being intercepted, considering no one every explained where 16,000 missing ballot papers I uncovered in 2010 went, could it all be happening again?

I risked my home in 2010 to try and uncover where all the missing ballot papers went, taking action in the court of disputed returns, only to find a mired of issues.

How did 77,000 names of regular voters suddenly disappear from our electoral rolls, how many cases of multiple voting did occur, and why are we not adopting Identity checks as a result?

I should go one to ask why we still embrace a pencil and a piece of paper, or why scrutineers are allowed to carry rubbers, or why the security of the ballots is still a cardboard box, but then I could ask so many pertinent questions, of which all of them do not interest the main stream media at all.

In 2004 I was also in the courts asking how it was possible that the electoral commission was allowed to guess the intention of a voter, beyond what they marked on their ballot paper, a question that resulted in the chief justice putting the government on notice, but that too was not worthy of media exposure at the time.

Democracy is all about the election of representatives by way of the free will of an informed electorate, but just when we will enjoy this simple ideal, is the biggest question of all.

A vote for me in the upper house is all about transparency, about the empowerment of the electorate I wish to serve, and by example, I have proven that I will fight for reforms that will empower those I seek to represent.

How will you vote come march the 15, will your vote even be counted, will it end up rewarding a candidate you prefer, or will you turn up to find your name no longer on the electoral roll, therefore having your precious vote taken from you?

Vote 1 Mark Aldridge groups for the Legislative council (the upper house) on the large ballot paper in in Box U, because I indeed represent U, and your best interests.


82847482 / 0403379500


This is to be my last campaign, if I remain un-elected, I will take that as a resounding, we dont want you as a representative, I sincerely hope who ever comes next, takes a strong interest in democratic reform, because I strongly believe until we embrace honest democracy, we will continue to remain a divided nation on the wrong path.
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