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. In what is widely regarded as a controversial set of elections to vote in a new legislative body called the National Constituent Assembly which has … Continue reading Venezuela: A rigged election uncovered thanks to electronic voting

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Online voting: The future of voting? Observations from Salt Lake City

By Mike Summers. For a country which seeks to lead the world in terms of technological innovation and has spent billions of dollars in modernising their election process, it seems puzzling that online voting hasn’t made more progress in terms of becoming part of the United States electoral process. Maybe this is about to change. … Continue reading Online voting: The future of voting? Observations from Salt Lake City

Online voting experience ‘praised’ in Republican Presidential Caucus

Last week, voters in Utah in the USA took part in 'one of the largest internet voting experiences' in US election history as part of the Republican Presidential Caucus, which was won by Senator Ted Cruz. Almost 90% of voters registered to vote online participated in the caucus, marking an extremely high turnout rate.  Voters … Continue reading Online voting experience ‘praised’ in Republican Presidential Caucus

Swipe Right to Vote: Can online voting future-proof elections?

On Monday evening, WebRoots Democracy hosted its first ever event as part of Parliament Week entitled "Swipe Right to Vote: Can #onlinevoting future-proof elections?" - a panel discussion with Chloe Smith MP, Amy Lamé, Smartmatic's Mike Summers, #SwingTheVote Campaign Manager Rachel Stroud, and British Youth Council Chair Mita Desai. The hour and a half discussion … Continue reading Swipe Right to Vote: Can online voting future-proof elections?