Friday, November 30, 2012

Quote of the day

"No central database exists in Hungary today ensuring that an election is organized without the risk of excluding hundreds of thousands of people."

Prime Minister Orbán Viktor on the government's new system of electoral pre-registration. Critics argue that the new system will exclude poorer people in Hungary resulting in a decline in voter participation. Voter pre-registration is common in many western democracies. Countries such as Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany and the United States all have electoral pre-registration. The system seems to work and there are no complaints in the countries that use this system.

Prime Minister Orbán Viktor, Hungary's conservative leader.