Participating legislators play a key role in determining our priorities. The e-Parliament carries out polls of legislators all over the world - using email addresses stored in our database.
These are the polls which are either ongoing or have been recently completed:
- e-Parliament energy poll
- e-Parliament democracy poll
The results of the polls are displayed in two ways. Firstly, legislators are counted on a one-person, one vote basis. The second count takes into account the number of people each legislator represents. In this population-adjusted poll, a vote from the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu for example counts for less than a vote from an Indian MP – because the Tuvalu MP represents only 700 people whereas an Indian MP represents over two million. This makes the e-Parliament the only global forum which applies a principal on which all national democracies are based - that when it comes to voting, all citizens are equal, regardless of wealth or poverty, race, religion or nationality.
Polling guides the e-Parliament council in deciding on future e-Parliament objectives. Ordinary citizens can also take part in the polling process – their votes are counted separately from those of the legislators as ‘advisory votes’.
The e-Parliament database also enables us to carry out national or regional polls: just involving MPs from a particular country or region.