WATCH: Inside the Virtual Parliament

For the first time in its history, the UK Parliament has been embracing remote methods of working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Select Committees, Prime Minister’s Questions, and, … Continue reading WATCH: Inside the Virtual Parliament

Virtual Parliament: A golden opportunity which shouldn’t be missed

By Milton Brown. In 2010 the Liberal Democrats found themselves ‘kingmakers’ and decided upon electoral reform as their number one bargaining request, creating the opportunity that electoral reform campaigners had … Continue reading Virtual Parliament: A golden opportunity which shouldn’t be missed

WebRoots Democracy publishes the ‘Cratos Principles’

WebRoots Democracy has published a new report ‘The Cratos Principles: An essential guide to assessing online voting platforms for use in elections’. It is the final report of the ‘Cratos … Continue reading WebRoots Democracy publishes the ‘Cratos Principles’

Coronavirus: Local election turnouts may hit record low with two million predicted to stay at home

The upcoming local elections in the UK may suffer turnouts as low as 21% as more than two million voters may stay at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, according … Continue reading Coronavirus: Local election turnouts may hit record low with two million predicted to stay at home

New Zealand PM: “We need to see the beginning of online voting”

New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has called for online voting to be trialed in future elections, criticising the inefficiency of postal voting. In an interview with Stuff, Ardern said “we … Continue reading New Zealand PM: “We need to see the beginning of online voting”

Conservative leadership candidate backs online voting for elections

During a Twitter question and answer session, Conservative leadership candidate and current Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt MP, said that enabling people to vote online in elections “must be possible”. Responding … Continue reading Conservative leadership candidate backs online voting for elections

Mock e-voting trial to take place in Gateshead during local council elections

A mock trial of electronic voting is to take place in Gateshead, near Newcastle, during the 2019 local council elections. The trial is being undertaken by academics with the permission … Continue reading Mock e-voting trial to take place in Gateshead during local council elections

A lot of good proposals in the Online Harms White Paper but a lack of focus on taxation

By Areeq Chowdhury. The Government has finally published its long-awaited white paper on ‘online harms’. There are a lot of good and welcome proposals within it, however, ‘tax’ (which should … Continue reading A lot of good proposals in the Online Harms White Paper but a lack of focus on taxation