University of Birmingham researchers claim ‘breakthrough’ in secure online voting technology

Computer scientists at the University of Birmingham have claimed to have made a 'breakthrough' in secure online voting technology, developing a technique to allow people to cast their election votes online even if their computers are suspected of having viruses. Led by Professor Mark Ryan, the researchers have taken inspiration from banks and have created … Continue reading University of Birmingham researchers claim ‘breakthrough’ in secure online voting technology

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The 10% turnout in the West Midlands PCC by-election represents an embarrassment to UK democracy

Early reports from the West Midlands suggest that just over one in ten people voted in the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) by-election yesterday. The estimate is that turnout was 10.32% meaning that around 1.8million people (out of an electorate of 2million) did not vote for their new Commissioner. The turnout in Coventry and Sandwell … Continue reading The 10% turnout in the West Midlands PCC by-election represents an embarrassment to UK democracy