Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mauritians Should Be Able To Vote Anywhere on Our Territory

See there are 5,000 of our citizens from Rodrigues who will be on the main island of our Republic but they will not be able to vote on May 5. Similarly if someone who lives in Mauritius happens to be in Rodrigues on Wednesday he will not be able to exercise his vote.

Is that normal? Don't think so. How complicated is it to get these people to vote? We should also allow advance voting for people who will be out of town on election day. We can look to the US for some good ideas on these issues.

And no, we don't need to get into an academic debate of whether we need a new Republic to do this.

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