Frequently Asked Questions
Take a look at some of the questions that come up and let us know if you have any others not covered on the site.
The majority of MP's don't have any prior knowledge of the department they are assigned to. The transport secretary is not a transport expert and has no experience. Who knows more 650 MP's or 35 million voters. When it comes to voting we are all equal no matter who you are, what you know, or where you're from and within that multitude are experts in everything you can imagine and then more.
We will use the latest technology from many sectors to make sure you are you, such as logging in for a vote will require 2 or 3 step verification and the system will monitor the number of voters in each area.
The actual day to day will be done by the Civil Service and MP's along with the agencies and public bodies that currently do it now. MP's new roles will change to implementation and management directing the changes that the people have voted for.
One reason for having three stages to the voting is to allow policy to be chosen by all voters in a way that reduces the us vs them that is the current political and media story. Each vote will have a clear winner or not get through.
We expect the majority to vote online using the usual devices. The Enact sites will be simple and very easy to use.
The practice of going out to vote will no longer be needed. However some may need assistance and can apply for the government support service.
Unlike this or any other referendum Enact has no part of its processes that can be hijacked by any one "side" or view. A chosen policy is implemented as set out in the proposal. If an MP or government worker breaches this contract then as with any normal job they would lose it.
Each will have a short summary breakdown to make this easier. Also proposals will we be sieved through by journalists and pundits who will create articles and news items, podcasts, TV shows as well as those that do spend the time and pass on the information.
Switzerland has a system some way between the UK's and Enact.
The cost of the app and voting system is estimated at 100k we will look to have as much of this development ready before being voted in. Mostly the cost will be from department changes, getting everything publicly accessible and integrating all the necessary pieces. This will likely be a
substantial cost however it would be a one off and small compared to normal government spending.
Other than getting voted in that depends on the number of MP's we can gain. It is a matter of the voting system apps being complete this will be done as we grow. More detailed software integrations and linking departments and bodies to the apps will take 3 - 5 years. Much of the "how" will be worked out but building technology that is reliable, safe and usable takes time.
Yes local votes are available.
Perhaps, but each law change must be costed and verified. In this case, zero tax would require shutting down all public services.
The PM will still be the "face" of the country and overseer of all goings on, it would be their responsibility to call a petition for emergencies or pressing military matters. If a situation occurs that means the technology for emergency voting is destroyed due to war or similar the PM will temporarily oversee pre-agreed plans for such times.
MP's will oversee various areas and can serve for 3 years consecutively with 6 years maximum.
1. Each will oversee their own local area.
2. As well as overseeing a different area in government. These are 1. the running of enact system petitions, votes and proposals. 2. Oversee implementation of new laws and changes being made 3. Oversee the various public bodies and systems.
An MP will have a maximum term of 6 years with constituents voting for a replacement once that time is up or if the MP is removed by voters or chooses to leave. This means there is no general election where many MPs get changed at once, they are changed individually as and when needed.
Those employed within public bodies, committees or similar will answer to the public via the MP's overseeing that department. All will have the details of what they do published on the government site for scrutiny.
With Enact voters are effectively the decision making part of government so there is no need to have a general election for a new government as we do now.