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What is the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council?
The Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council is as an advisory group to directly engage with the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development on recreational fishing issues.
The Council would provide feedback and advice to government on recreational fishing development issues and initiatives and big picture policies that impact the recreational fishing sector, as well as any other matter referred to the Council by the Minister.
Recreational fishers wanting to vote for a candidate will be required to create an account with YourSAy, including completing a short profile form. Users will also be required to verify their email address to ensure they use a genuine email address to which they have access.
The second stage of the verification process requires the user to log into their account and enter a mobile phone number which will be linked with their account. An SMS code will then be sent to the user, which they need to enter into a form on YourSAy. The mobile phone number can only be connected with one account or email address.
The order of candidates’ names will be displayed on the YourSAy website in a randomised manner. Voters must record their order of voting preference for at-least five candidates.
The voting process to elect five members to the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council (MRFAC), via the online voting process, is modelled on the general principles for proportional representation voting.
The proportional representation vote counting system is designed to ensure that positions are allocated as closely as possible in proportion to the votes received.
Specifically, MRFAC uses a partial preferential system, which is a voting system similar to the election processes used in local government elections, the Legislative Council and the Senate. However, the process for MRFAC has been modified to ensure that at least one member from each of the following groups is represented:
Bait and tackle shop owners
The counting process was undertaken by Horizon State and verified by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.
Will the voting process use blockchain technology to securely store my vote?
In line with the Government’s commitment to supporting blockchain technology in South Australia, the voting process for the Minister’s Recreational Fishing Advisory Council will use blockchain technology and smart contracts to securely record votes.