Welsh Government launch consultation on remote online voting for elections

The Government in Wales has today announced plans to consult on various reforms to the electoral system including the implementation of a remote online voting option in elections. It is … Continue reading Welsh Government launch consultation on remote online voting for elections

Online voting “necessary” to prevent breach of disabled voters’ human rights

Introducing an online voting option in elections is a “necessary” reform in order to prevent a breach of disabled voters’ human rights, according to a new report ‘Inclusive Voting’ published … Continue reading Online voting “necessary” to prevent breach of disabled voters’ human rights

Former head of US military’s cyber command: Online voting is the future

Retired U.S. General, Keith Alexander, who was previously the head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and head of the American military’s cyber command, has warned Canada and other … Continue reading Former head of US military’s cyber command: Online voting is the future

Mark Zuckerberg calls for online voting in Harvard commencement address

Facebook founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg called for “modernising democracy” with online voting as part of his Harvard University commencement speech this week. Having dropped out of Harvard to pursue … Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg calls for online voting in Harvard commencement address

WebRoots Democracy and RSBC join forces to call for online voting for vision-impaired voters

Digital democracy think-tank, WebRoots Democracy, and the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) are calling on all political parties to commit to introducing an online voting option in elections to … Continue reading WebRoots Democracy and RSBC join forces to call for online voting for vision-impaired voters

Conservatives pledge to “retain the traditional method of voting by pencil and paper”

The Conservative Party have pledged to “retain the traditional method of voting by pencil and paper” in their manifesto for the 2017 General Election as part of their plans to … Continue reading Conservatives pledge to “retain the traditional method of voting by pencil and paper”

BMG survey: Half of UK’s 18 to 34 year olds support the call for online voting

A new survey undertaken by BMG Research has found that nearly half (49%) of people aged 18 to 34 in the UK support the introduction of online voting in elections … Continue reading BMG survey: Half of UK’s 18 to 34 year olds support the call for online voting

Less than 28% of the electorate turn out to vote in 2017 Mayoral Elections

Almost 5 million out of 6.8 million eligible voters did not take part in the new devolved Mayoral Elections which took part across England this week, with turnout as low … Continue reading Less than 28% of the electorate turn out to vote in 2017 Mayoral Elections

Fighting for democracy: Online voting for the Armed Forces?

By James Clark. The United States of America has the ingenuity and will power to facilitate voting for astronauts on board the International Space Station as Shane Kimbrough proved most … Continue reading Fighting for democracy: Online voting for the Armed Forces?

Pakistan seeks to introduce online voting for overseas voters

The Electoral Commission of Pakistan is to make a decision this week on whether to introduce online voting for elections in 2018 after the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) … Continue reading Pakistan seeks to introduce online voting for overseas voters