Figures show 7 million using online voter registration, whilst less than a quarter register by paper

Data published by the Government shows that since the introduction of online voter registration last summer, more than 7 million people have registered to vote online with 2 million registering via the traditional paper method. On deadline day for registering, a record 485,012 people registered to vote with 97% of these applications being done online. … Continue reading Figures show 7 million using online voter registration, whilst less than a quarter register by paper

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Study finds that online voting would be the most popular method in the UK

New insights published by polling company Opinium has found that, if introduced in the future, online voting would be the most popular method of voting in the UK. Opinium conducted a survey of over 2,000 adults in the UK with the results showing that 45% of respondents would choose to vote online if online voting … Continue reading Study finds that online voting would be the most popular method in the UK

Lib Dem Minister ‘would be very happy’ to see online voting piloted

Liberal Democrat Minister, Tom Brake MP has this week said that he would be 'very happy' to see online voting trials take place in the UK. Brake, the Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, was responding to the findings of the Speaker's Commission on Digital Democracy which recommended in January that online voting should … Continue reading Lib Dem Minister ‘would be very happy’ to see online voting piloted

REPORT: Online voting could boost turnout by 9 million

An online voting option in UK elections could increase turnout by up to 9 million, according to a new report ‘Viral Voting’ launched today. The report also finds that online voting could reduce the cost per vote by a third, saving taxpayers £12 million per general election. The report, by pressure group WebRoots Democracy, is … Continue reading REPORT: Online voting could boost turnout by 9 million