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Online voting: Movements in Ireland

By Christopher Walsh. With similar legal systems and a wide degree of cultural intelligibility, the UK can look to Ireland for efforts in reforming remote-based voting. In an era of unforeseeable disruption in the polling industry, it is necessary to reinvigorate the minds of the electorate and provide a platform for the contemporary e-voter. This … Continue reading Online voting: Movements in Ireland

Fighting for democracy: Online voting for the Armed Forces?

By James Clark. The United States of America has the ingenuity and will power to facilitate voting for astronauts on board the International Space Station as Shane Kimbrough proved most recently participating in the 2016 Presidential election. It seems both remarkable and disappointing that British soldiers, stationed across the globe (but not above it) are … Continue reading Fighting for democracy: Online voting for the Armed Forces?

Pakistan seeks to introduce online voting for overseas voters

The Electoral Commission of Pakistan is to make a decision this week on whether to introduce online voting for elections in 2018 after the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) said they have developed the necessary software. A spokesperson for NADRA said the online voting system has been prepared to facilitate at least 8 million Pakistanis … Continue reading Pakistan seeks to introduce online voting for overseas voters

Irish Government to consider introducing online voting for elections and referenda

The head of the Republic of Ireland’s Government, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, has confirmed that they are considering the introduction of online voting for the Irish diaspora. It is also being looked at as an option for the referendum on granting voting rights for Irish citizens abroad. Whilst on a visit to the USA for St … Continue reading Irish Government to consider introducing online voting for elections and referenda

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