Did Russia hack the referendum?

By Ben Pearson. On January 22nd, WebRoots Democracy hosted a public seminar to explore claims about Russian interference in the EU referendum. To assess the evidence and shed some light on how interference could have taken place, we were joined by Sky’s technology correspondent Alexander J Martin and UCL’s Dr Gianluca Stringhini. Areeq Chowdhury opened … Continue reading Did Russia hack the referendum?

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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 and referenda. The survey shows that overall support is at 45%. The survey of 1,630 adults, also found that 31% oppose the introduction of online … Continue reading BMG survey: Half of UK’s 18 to 34 year olds support the call for online voting

Why did over half a million registered voters not turn out in the Scottish #indyref?

After a passionate, heated and tightly-run two-year campaign, over 665,000 registered voters did not cast a vote in the Scottish independence referendum. This represents over 15% of the 4 million Scottish people that registered to vote and is a number that could have changed the result to a 'Yes' victory. The turnout of 84.5% sets a … Continue reading Why did over half a million registered voters not turn out in the Scottish #indyref?