Online Direct Democracy

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Online Direct Democracy
Leader Berge Der Sarkissian
Founded 2007
Ideology Electronic Direct Democracy
Website
http://www.onlinedirectdemocracy.org
Politics of Australia
Political parties
Elections

Online Direct Democracy (abbr. ODD), formerly Senator Online , is a registered Australian political party that contested the 2007 and 2013 federal elections. In the five states the party contested in 2007, it received on average 0.06% of the vote (or roughly 6 votes for every 10,000 cast) with the greatest success in Victoria where it received 0.18% of the vote (or roughly 18 votes for every 10,000 cast).

Online Direct Democracy was formally granted permission from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to change their name in 2015[1]

Online Direct Democracy does not have any policies. Instead it has pledged to conduct an online poll for every bill that passes before the Senate. Anyone on the Australian electoral roll who is not a member of another political party would be allowed to register to vote in these polls and will be allowed one vote per bill. The senators would then be required to vote in accordance with the clear majority (70% and more than 100,000 votes). If there is no clear majority the senators will abstain from voting.

The party has been involved in Glenn Druery's Minor Party Alliance.[2][3]

Candidates[edit]

New South Wales Victoria Queensland Western Australia South Australia
Pat Reilly Robert Rose Ben Peake Daniel Mayer Joel Michael Clark
Berge Der Sarkissian Jenny Barrett Sharon Bateson Zoe Lamont Courtney Clarke

Results[edit]

New South Wales Victoria Queensland Western Australia South Australia Total
Votes 2257 3106 1251 824 610 8048
 % 0.05 0.18 0.05 0.07 0.06 0.06

Total percentage includes formal votes from uncontested states. Data compiled from AEC result spreadsheets, First Preferences by State by Vote Type and Votes By State.

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