My argument, very briefly, is that the electoral registry is the single most significant factor accounting towards the Democratic Deficiency, or what I would rather prefer to refer to as Fallacy.
Anyway, the point is, with all the so-called overwhelming victories down the generations towards electoral equalities, for example, the rights of ”all men”, then women, minorities, slaves, etc., nothing is still as yet to be fully won, the overt factors present at the time against the previous generations rights to votes are persistent today, overtly as well (and legalistic), through ‘well-designed voting architectural systems” that really limits the freedom and the rights of every individuals to vote, minus few states that enforce the voting rights; Australia etc; the great electoral registry (I am trying hard to get my name off it, even if it means going to the courts).
In the West, lets take UK, you have to be registered to be able to vote, and this when done means you are among the key political consumers (discussed yesterday, see the post below), meaning, the others (as the old slaves, women, non-property holders male etc), , today are known as the unregistered sections, do not really count for much, other than been blown over by few ”charming winds of rallying support”, and after the votes, these groups get nothing, as the registered, who tend to be mostly well-off, and enthusiastically are into political affairs and civic concerns, or economic benefits of such a participation (the rational-choice theory), then are the one reaping the benefits: If you do not believe this ”fact” find out for me, and your benefit, what benefits, with no ‘links or associations’ of any sort to the ‘registered voting classes’, are of purely altruistic nature and towards the non-registered class of the right-to-be-voters???
Also those within non-registered section, enforced, as such to belong in such a grouping, tend to feel violated, when forced to register, and fearing the abuse of their privacy, or to ”be tracked down by collectors”, as most tend to be on lower social classes, or have their details ”auctioned off’ to the highest bidders and so forth.
In short, I would like to see the system scrapped and money spend on encouraging and improving a ‘non-registry voting system’, for all.
Any thoughts please feel absolutely free to share.