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 of the consultation paper, Minister for Parliamentary Business, Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, said the way we run elections 'has remained unchanged for over 100 years' and … Continue reading Scottish Government commits to trials of online voting for elections

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Scottish National Party calls for electronic voting in Parliament

The third largest party in the UK House of Commons, the Scottish National Party (SNP) has made fresh calls for electronic voting to be introduced in Parliament. Currently the 650 MPs in the House of Commons spend 15 to 20 minutes queuing up in voting lobbies in the Palace of Westminster. SNP MP, Hannah Bardell, … Continue reading Scottish National Party calls for electronic voting in Parliament