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

11 Jan 2018

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 the Minister for the Constitution, previously held by Chris Skidmore MP.

Smith is a key advocate of piloting remote online voting for elections. Writing for the WebRoots Democracy website in 2014, she said that she believes “an important reform is in the very way that we vote” and that online voting is “too obvious an area for reform to ignore if politicians are to think and act anything like the new generation which will grow to dominate.”