By Joe Carton. It’s Thursday, 23rd June 2016. 7:00am. Two weeks into the European Championships and four days before the start of Wimbledon. The alarm on your phone rattles the … Continue reading What referendum? How the credibility of British politics pivots on a developing democracy
By Mike Summers. For a country which seeks to lead the world in terms of technological innovation and has spent billions of dollars in modernising their election process, it seems … Continue reading Online voting: The future of voting? Observations from Salt Lake City
By Councillor James Beckles. Local authorities are at the heart of our communities; they deliver a wide range of services we need and their role ultimately is to improve the … Continue reading Local Government: An avenue for online voting?
By Joe Carton. The British political system is painfully neglecting the country’s youth. Choosing to pander to the baby boomer generation with generous offerings of a pension ‘triple lock’ and … Continue reading Intergenerational unfairness: online voting is key to strengthening the voice of Britain’s disillusioned youth
By Sam Campbell. In March 2015 the state of New South Wales, known locally as NSW, in Australia held the largest (well – at the time anyway!) binding government Internet delivered election … Continue reading The NSW iVote project – Internet based voting in Australia
By Alex Wiltshire. A decision regarding any military action in Syria should be undertaken with close consultation with the electorate, and an online constituent vote could be the perfect solution. … Continue reading Constituents should be able to vote online on issues like Syria airstrikes
By Areeq Chowdhury. There seems to be an inconsistency in the Government’s stance relating to the use of online voting in trade union strike ballots. The Government has, so far, … Continue reading Online voting: One rule for political parties, another rule for trade unions?
By Nick Kajkowski. The general election has now been and gone marking the end of a turbulent five years of history. For many people it has resembled a continuing saga … Continue reading The 2015 Election: Illustrating the need for a digital age of politics
By Alex Hitchcock. The European Union is an enigma, comprising a bewildering mix of legal, economic and political institutions and legislative bodies. Its complexity leads to a misunderstanding of its … Continue reading The EU referendum: Engaging in Europe
By Areeq Chowdhury. You may have noticed a powerful image making the rounds on social media in the run up to the recent election, and it provides a damning verdict … Continue reading Online voting is the 21st century answer to poor voter turnout in the UK
By Councillor Abena Oppong-Asare. As we take the time to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women today, it’s important to recognise the low turnout of women at the last … Continue reading Women are at risk of falling off the electoral register – and out of the political debate
By Alex Campbell. It is a constantly repeated mantra that ‘young people today’ in the UK and Europe are uninterested in politics. Voter turnout is falling rapidly and the youth … Continue reading Youth apathy on a European scale?