Aberdeen City Council begin tender process for an online voting platform

Aberdeen City Council has put out a procurement notice inviting bids for a contract to provide an online voting platform for elections. Alongside tenders for postal voting services and electronic … Continue reading Aberdeen City Council begin tender process for an online voting platform

Scottish Government: E-voting pilots will go ahead

In response to a letter coordinated by WebRoots Democracy, the Scottish Government Minister for Parliamentary Business, Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, reaffirmed their commitment to undertaking pilots of electronic voting. Our letter, … Continue reading Scottish Government: E-voting pilots will go ahead

MSP: Online voting will ‘inject a new lease of life’ into Scotland’s democracy

Online voting will ‘inject a new lease of life’ into democracy argues SNP MSP, Ruth Maguire, during a debate in the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Government is consulting on the … Continue reading MSP: Online voting will ‘inject a new lease of life’ into Scotland’s democracy

Scottish Government commits to trials of online voting for elections

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation on electronic voting, including remote online voting, and said it ‘plans to trial’ the technology in future elections. Writing in the foreword … Continue reading Scottish Government commits to trials of online voting for elections

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

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