Tagged as online voting

Online voting: Lessons from Australia’s iVote project

The potential of remote online voting is currently being looked at by both the Scottish and Welsh Governments in the UK, but what can be learned from the experiences of other countries? To find out, WebRoots Democracy organised an event in the House of Commons to explore New South Wales’ (NSW) iVote project welcoming Dr […]

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Electronic voting could pose security risk in Scotland, claim campaigners

Scottish Government proposals that could see electronic voting introduced may leave Scotland vulnerable to election interference by foreign agents, campaigners have claimed. With a consultation on electoral reform due to close on 29 March, the Scottish Government said it wants to “explore and trial the potential of electronic voting solutions”. This could help increase voter participation, provide […]

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Online voting trial in Scotland backed by leading academics

The Scottish Government is being urged to undertake trials of online voting by a group of thirty academics and charity bosses. In a letter to Joe Fitzpatrick, minister for Parliamentary Business, the group said the move would help achieve a “modern democracy”. A consultation is under way on changes to Scotland’s electoral system.

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