The UK Government has appointed Chloe Smith MP as the new Cabinet Office Minister responsible for electoral reform following the Prime Minister’s January reshuffle. Her role is also known as … Continue reading E-voting advocate appointed as the new Minister for electoral reform
By Areeq Chowdhury. 2017 has been a memorable year for our work advancing the digital democracy agenda in the UK. Starting work on WebRoots Democracy full-time has been incredibly challenging … Continue reading What happened in 2017?
By Areeq Chowdhury. In the first of our series of topical seminars, WebRoots Democracy explored blockchain and its applications for democracy. This took place at Newspeak House, a London-based institution … Continue reading Blockchain and its applications for democracy
Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Vince Cable MP, has joined calls for the UK Government to pilot online voting in elections following the publication of the WebRoots Democracy Cost of … Continue reading Lib Dem Leader, Sir Vince Cable, joins calls for pilots of online voting in the UK
A new report, Cost of Voting, published today, calls for the UK Government to pilot online voting in elections finding that it would save £18m per election and boost voter turnout … Continue reading Online voting would raise turnout by 4.7m and cut the cost-per-vote by 26%
In a statement published today Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, outlined a series of steps the social media platform are going to take to ‘protect the integrity of the democratic process.’ … Continue reading Facebook to put an end to so-called political ‘dark ads’
The UK Government has launched a call for evidence asking for views on how people with disabilities experience registering to vote and voting itself. In partnership with the members of the … Continue reading UK Government launches consultation on access to elections for disabled voters
The Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) has called on the UK Government to undertake a “full examination of the benefits of and issues presented by electronic forms of counting” and … Continue reading Electoral Administrators tell Government to explore electronic counting
More than half of blind and partially-sighted voters consider new “accessible” methods such as online voting as necessary according to a new report by the Royal National Institute for Blind … Continue reading 54% of vision-impaired voters want online voting, according to RNIB
By Areeq Chowdhury. It’s not often that you hear applause for e-voting for strengthening the trust and security in elections, but in Venezuela this week we have seen precisely that. … Continue reading Venezuela: A rigged election uncovered thanks to electronic voting
By Rachel Fielden. Whether you agree with British foreign policy or not, it is hard to deny the sheer amount of self-sacrifice, dedication and bravery that goes into the role … Continue reading Defending our democracy, but denied access to it?
An online voting option in elections should be introduced for British military personnel posted overseas, according to a new report ‘Military Voting’ published today. The report, produced by digital democracy … Continue reading UK Government should pilot online voting for the Armed Forces abroad