This year, Seeflow gave Deaf people an opportunity to participate in a democratic first! The Electoral Commission undertook a review of the MMP voting system, after NZ people voted to keep the system at the last general election.
The commission used Seeflow to enable Deaf people to submit their opinions directly via the Seeflow NZSL Direct page, where their submissions were translated into written English and passed on to the commission. Submissions from the Deaf community exceeded the national average, and were received from all over NZ.
That feedback has now been analysed by the commission and they have now released a summary of responses and their proposals for any changes.
These are now available to view in NZSL via Seeflow. The commission also invites people to comment on the proposals before a deadline of 7 September 2012, 5:00pm.
Deaf people are again invited to make any comments either in writing or via NZSL through the Seeflow NZSL Direct page on the Seeflow website: www.seeflow.co.nz/direct
Seeflow: enabling the Deaf community to achieve their rights since March 2012!