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Electronic voting systems could replace paper ballots in Scotland

It’s one of the few traditions in British life that has remained unchanged for more than a century. Whenever an election is called, voters head for polling places held in schools, community centres, church halls and the like. Just like their Victorian ancestors, they are asked to mark an X on a ballot paper next […]

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Will Brexit be the trigger for indyref2?

Brexit presents a challenge on many fronts. What will happen to trade? What will happen to the movement of people? What will happen on the island of Ireland? However, there is also a concomitant conundrum with regard to Scottish independence. And that conundrum is already provoking substantial debate, not least among those who voted Yes in […]

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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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