Scottish Government: E-voting pilots will go ahead

In response to a letter coordinated by WebRoots Democracy, the Scottish Government Minister for Parliamentary Business, Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, reaffirmed their commitment to undertaking pilots of electronic voting. Our letter, … Continue reading Scottish Government: E-voting pilots will go ahead

Academics and charity bosses write to Scottish Government to back pilots of online voting

More than 30 leading academics and charity bosses have written to the Scottish Government urging them to undertake pilots of online voting for elections. The letter comes as the Scottish … Continue reading Academics and charity bosses write to Scottish Government to back pilots of online voting

Updated: Sierra Leone undertake world’s first “blockchain-based” Presidential election

UPDATE (26/03/2018): Sierra Leone’s Government have denied this story with TechCrunch reporting that Agora merely observed the vote and stored some of the results. Full story here. On the 7th … Continue reading Updated: Sierra Leone undertake world’s first “blockchain-based” Presidential election

MSP: Online voting will ‘inject a new lease of life’ into Scotland’s democracy

Online voting will ‘inject a new lease of life’ into democracy argues SNP MSP, Ruth Maguire, during a debate in the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government is consulting on the … Continue reading MSP: Online voting will ‘inject a new lease of life’ into Scotland’s democracy

Intersectional Suffrage: A focus on the women that didn’t get the vote in 1918

By Tess Woolfenden. This year marks 100 years since Parliament passed the Representation of the People Act – the act that extended the vote to women in Britain for the … Continue reading Intersectional Suffrage: A focus on the women that didn’t get the vote in 1918

The fate of digital democracy is linked to the fate of online voting

By Areeq Chowdhury. What if we could get rid of politicians and simply vote on everything ourselves? Why limit ourselves to referenda on independence movements, and not have referenda on … Continue reading The fate of digital democracy is linked to the fate of online voting

£3.5m spent towards 14,000 minutes of MPs standing in division lobbies

MPs spent an estimated 14,000 minutes standing in division lobbies during the 2010 – 2015 Parliament, according to analysis by WebRoots Democracy. This equates to almost an entire month, based … Continue reading £3.5m spent towards 14,000 minutes of MPs standing in division lobbies

Welsh Government announce plans to pilot online voting for elections

The Welsh Government has announced plans to pilot remote online voting in elections. The decision follows a broad public consultation undertaken by the Government and was announced alongside a raft … Continue reading Welsh Government announce plans to pilot online voting for elections

Russian Embassy: Brexit is of ‘no great importance’ and accusations of meddling are ‘outright insulting’

In a written submission to WebRoots Democracy, the Russian Embassy have denied accusations of trying to meddle with the UK’s referendum on EU membership, describing the claims as ‘outright insulting’. … Continue reading Russian Embassy: Brexit is of ‘no great importance’ and accusations of meddling are ‘outright insulting’