Jersey considers online voting as survey finds broad support amongst population

Almost two-thirds (63%) of Jersey voters have stated they are more likely to vote if online voting was an option according to the 2017 Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey. The … Continue reading Jersey considers online voting as survey finds broad support amongst population

Blockchain and its applications for democracy

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

Scotland poised to solve ‘beautiful problem’ of online voting

The Scottish Government are to launch a consultation on democratic reform which will include the potential of remote online voting in elections. Speaking at an event at Edinburgh University, Minister … Continue reading Scotland poised to solve ‘beautiful problem’ of online voting

Lib Dem Leader, Sir Vince Cable, joins calls for pilots of online voting in the UK

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

Online voting would raise turnout by 4.7m and cut the cost-per-vote by 26%

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%

Japanese Government Minister calls for online voting in wake of typhoon-hit election

A recent typhoon that swept through Japan during their recent lower house elections has led to renewed calls for the introduction of online voting in the country. According to the … Continue reading Japanese Government Minister calls for online voting in wake of typhoon-hit election

UK Government launches consultation on access to elections for disabled voters

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

Diaspora Kurds to vote online in Kurdish independence referendum

The Kurdistan Region’s Independent High Electoral and Referendum Commission (IHERC) has approved the use of an online voting system for the Kurdish diaspora in the upcoming referendum on independence. Citizens … Continue reading Diaspora Kurds to vote online in Kurdish independence referendum

54% of vision-impaired voters want online voting, according to RNIB

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

Venezuela: A rigged election uncovered thanks to electronic voting

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

Defending our democracy, but denied access to it?

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?

UK Government should pilot online voting for the Armed Forces abroad

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