Sunday, August 07, 2005

Interactive vote on town's future

Citizens from Bournemouth (U.K) are texting, e-mailing and using electronic key pads to have their say on council policy. Council cabinet members have two minutes each to outline their plans for the town to a public audience at the university on Saturday. The audience then votes on the proposals using key pads, with other votes coming in by e-mail, text and online.

This is just another way of checking we're keeping in touch with people. We're hoping to engage young people with this method, although it is open to all age groups,
Councillor Bill Mason said. Teaching youngsters democracy! Isn’t that cute?


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