Michael Maley

Michael Maley had a thirty-year career at the Australian Electoral Commission, retiring as Special Adviser, Electoral Reform and International Services. He has also worked as a consultant to the UN, IFES, International IDEA, and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

July 2019, Volume 30, Issue 3

Why Ballot Secrecy Still Matters

The norm of ballot secrecy, although widely accepted in principle, is often downplayed and loosely defined in practice. As policy makers weigh new electoral options such as postal and internet voting, a better understanding is needed of secrecy’s many aspects and requirements.