Jersey considers online voting as survey finds broad support amongst population

Almost two-thirds (63%) of Jersey voters have stated they are more likely to vote if online voting was an option according to the 2017 Jersey Opinions and Lifestyle Survey. The response from young voters showed an overwhelming level of support for online voting, with 77% of respondents aged 18-34 stating they would be more likely … Continue reading Jersey considers online voting as survey finds broad support amongst population

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Only 14% of young people will ‘definitely vote’ in upcoming General Election

A new survey by Kantar has found that just 14% of young people aged 18 to 24 will 'definitely vote' in the upcoming UK General Election. 57% of this age group said they 'probably' or 'definitely' will not vote. This is compared to 79% of over 65s who said they will definitely vote, alongside 50% … Continue reading Only 14% of young people will ‘definitely vote’ in upcoming General Election

Open letter: Youth organisations unite behind call for online voting

To the incoming Prime Minister, The UK has just finished taking part in its biggest democratic exercise for a generation. Overall voter turnout may have reached 72% but not amongst young people.  According to polling data, only 36% of young people aged 18 to 24 voted - significantly lower than the proportion that turned out … Continue reading Open letter: Youth organisations unite behind call for online voting

It’s not what we decide on Thursday that’s worrying me. It’s how.

By Nathalie Hulbert. Young people are being wrongfully underrepresented, and for no good reason. With the EU referendum fast approaching, it would appear that the younger and older generation are becoming increasingly polarised. Opinion polls conducted by the BBC reveal a truth that we already knew. A truth that is evident in the disparity between talking to our parents … Continue reading It’s not what we decide on Thursday that’s worrying me. It’s how.

What referendum? How the credibility of British politics pivots on a developing democracy

By Joe Carton. It’s Thursday, 23rd June 2016. 7:00am. Two weeks into the European Championships and four days before the start of Wimbledon. The alarm on your phone rattles the room. Disbelieving, you bury your head in the pillow. It’s still on the ‘Marimba’ jingle. You need to remember to change that. One arm emerges … Continue reading What referendum? How the credibility of British politics pivots on a developing democracy

Intergenerational unfairness: online voting is key to strengthening the voice of Britain’s disillusioned youth

By Joe Carton. The British political system is painfully neglecting the country’s youth. Choosing to pander to the baby boomer generation with generous offerings of a pension ‘triple lock’ and an array of retirement benefits, Britain’s main political parties are suppressing the aspiration of today’s youth by failing to address the growing disparity in wealth … Continue reading Intergenerational unfairness: online voting is key to strengthening the voice of Britain’s disillusioned youth

The 2015 Election: Illustrating the need for a digital age of politics

By Nick Kajkowski. The general election has now been and gone marking the end of a turbulent five years of history. For many people it has resembled a continuing saga of recession, gloomy and apprehensive, of tightened belt-buckles and bare pockets. And not least for young people, a still largely ignored section of society for … Continue reading The 2015 Election: Illustrating the need for a digital age of politics

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

Women are at risk of falling off the electoral register – and out of the political debate

By Councillor Abena Oppong-Asare. As we take the time to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women today, it’s important to recognise the low turnout of women at the last general election. A study carried out by the ‘House of Commons Library at the request of Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman, showed that 9.1 million women … Continue reading Women are at risk of falling off the electoral register – and out of the political debate