Thank You For Not Smoking

Thank You For Not Smoking

Something any old weather-beaten filmmaker tends to pride themselves on is the ability to always get the shot, no matter what might go wrong. And with this attitude I was standing by on location on the beautiful Kapiti Coast this lunchtime, primed to film the lovely Gail Mann make a demonstration voter registration call as […]

Power To The… Person

Power To The… Person

India’s Gujarat state election administration has adopted a policy that no voter should have to travel more than 2km to vote. The New York Times reports that, despite their enormously dense population, this is having some interesting unintended consequences. Mahant Bharatdas, the sole resident of Benej, will luxuriate in his very own personal polling station, […]

Oops! Azerbaijan Election Results Accidentally Released Before Voting Begins

Oops! Azerbaijan Election Results Accidentally Released Before Voting Begins

Demonstrating the challenges faced by electoral commissions in more adventurous democratic environments than our own, the poor old Azerbaijani Central Election Commission seems to have accidentally released the results of its current election 24 hours before polling opened, reports the Washington Post. Hate it when that happens…