£3.5m spent towards 14,000 minutes of MPs standing in division lobbies

MPs spent an estimated 14,000 minutes standing in division lobbies during the 2010 – 2015 Parliament, according to analysis by WebRoots Democracy. This equates to almost an entire month, based … Continue reading £3.5m spent towards 14,000 minutes of MPs standing in division lobbies

E-voting advocate appointed as the new Minister for electoral reform

The UK Government has appointed Chloe Smith MP as the new Cabinet Office Minister responsible for electoral reform following the Prime Minister’s January reshuffle. Her role is also known as … Continue reading E-voting advocate appointed as the new Minister for electoral reform

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%

UK signs up to the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment

The UK Government, alongside countries in the EU and the European Free Trade Area, has signed up to the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment. The declaration commits the UK to ‘digital … Continue reading UK signs up to the Tallinn Declaration on eGovernment

Facebook to put an end to so-called political ‘dark ads’

In a statement published today Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, outlined a series of steps the social media platform are going to take to ‘protect the integrity of the democratic process.’ … Continue reading Facebook to put an end to so-called political ‘dark ads’

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

Electoral Administrators tell Government to explore electronic counting

The Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) has called on the UK Government to undertake a “full examination of the benefits of and issues presented by electronic forms of counting” and … Continue reading Electoral Administrators tell Government to explore electronic counting

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

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?