WebRoots Democracy is a youth-led think tank focused on the intersection of technology and democratic participation. We’re aiming to help modernise, enhance, and future-proof democracy in the United Kingdom.
By Frank Kibble. The discussion about digital democracy often focuses on how technology can transform the way people are engaged with politics here in Britain or in other strongly developed countries. We forget that for us, democracy is thoroughly entrenched in society from voter to parliamentarian. In other parts of the world where democracy is … Continue reading La Repartija to Democracia Digital: The Story of Digital Democracy in Peru
The UK Government has launched a call for evidence asking for views on how people with disabilities experience registering to vote and voting itself. In partnership with the members of the Cabinet Office Accessibility Working Group, which includes Mencap, Mind, RNIB, Scope, the NHS, the Association of Electoral Administrators, and the Electoral Commission, the Government will … Continue reading UK Government launches consultation on access to elections for disabled voters
The Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) has approved the use of an online voting system for the Kurdish diaspora in the upcoming referendum on independence. Citizens of the Kurdistan Region living abroad will be able to register online through a special website submitting their names and required documentation from September 1st … Continue reading Diaspora Kurds to vote online in Kurdish independence referendum
The Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) has called on the UK Government to undertake a “full examination of the benefits of and issues presented by electronic forms of counting” and to “consider suitability for use at other types of elections” in their post-election report published today. The report, entitled It’s time for urgent and positive … Continue reading Electoral Administrators tell Government to explore electronic counting