#WebRootsLDN hears calls for online voting, votes at 16, and more diverse candidates

WebRoots Democracy celebrated its one year anniversary this month with a panel discussion in the House of Commons looking at methods of tackling low voter turnouts in London Mayoral Elections. Joining the panel were David Lammy MP (Labour); Councillor Sian Berry (Green Party); Peter Kellner (YouGov); Mita Desai (British Youth Council); Ralph Scott (Demos); and Kenny … Continue reading #WebRootsLDN hears calls for online voting, votes at 16, and more diverse candidates

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Report urges for online voting by 2020 election

The House of Commons Political and Constitutional Reform Committee have published a report today suggesting that the UK should introduce online voting in time for the 2020 General Election. The report also includes a range of other recommendations to remedy poor voter engagement in the UK such as a national holiday for election day and … Continue reading Report urges for online voting by 2020 election

Labour announce plans to introduce ‘electronic voting’

In his speech to the Labour Party conference in Manchester today, Labour's Shadow Justice Secretary, Sadiq Khan announced that should the Labour Party win the General Election in 2015 they will introduce 'electronic voting'. After commenting on the Scottish independence referendum, Khan, who is tipped to be a Labour candidate for the 2016 London Mayoral … Continue reading Labour announce plans to introduce ‘electronic voting’