People must take part in vote for it to matter

Now that the non-compulsory postal vote on same sex marriage is to proceed there is an important question to be answered.

Given that there are 16 million voters on the electoral role, what percentage of these must cast their vote to make the poll legitimate or representative of public opinion on the matter?

In my view, it should be 70 per cent, as a minimum, to have any legitimacy.

Particularly given the fact the postal vote is not compulsory.

Anything less should not bind the government to introducing enabling legislation.

The question is what is the Turnbull Government’s view in this matter?

Michael Gamble, 


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