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|Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:59 pm Post subject: Proposed Votersí Code of Ethics
The single most important factor for the success of democracy is the quality of the voters or rather the voters must be of a certain minimum quality failing which no democratic system can operate successfully.
So it is of paramount importance to have a Votersí Code of Ethics. It is proposed as follows for the purpose of public deliberation:
Proposed Votersí Code of Ethics
Voters should, when making decisions on national or public matters,
1 be honest, fair, diligent and courageous
2 keep themselves informed of the main areas of the issues
3 not be corrupt voters. A corrupt voter is one who:
(a) votes dishonestly;
(b) trades the vote for personal or group benefits or interests at the expense of the people and country; or
(c) betrays the trust of his/her fellow citizens.