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Now It's Your Turn: Should votes be online?

John Wagner

Legislation that would require committee votes in Annapolis to be posted on the Web -- as of now, that is not the practice -- got a boost from the editorial page of The Post on Wednesday. What do you think of the idea being pushed by Del. Saqib Ali (D-Montgomery)?

Please tell us what you think by posting your comments below.

By John Wagner  |  December 16, 2009; 9:57 AM ET
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Yes, I believe that committee votes, as well as legislature votes, should be posted online shortly after they have been recorded.

Posted by: dwmcandrew | December 16, 2009 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Yes, either posted immediately after the vote or not later than overnight in a daily batch posting.

Posted by: dcrussell | December 16, 2009 1:11 PM | Report abuse

It is absolutely essential in a true democracy that elected officials votes be made public immediately for all the electorate to see! The committee votes should be easy to find online! I commend Saqib Ali for his proposed legislation and am totally surprised that it has not passed before now! We don't live in the "peoples republic of Maryland" do we?!

Posted by: rfineviolins | December 16, 2009 1:23 PM | Report abuse

Of course, all votes should be online.

Can Miller and Busch give even one good reason why they shouldn't?

Posted by: member8 | December 17, 2009 3:31 AM | Report abuse

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