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UK: Labour Party proposes online voting trial

UK: Labour Party proposes online voting trial
March 01 2015, 19:56

Campaigners for online voting are optimistic about the possibility of i-voting making its much awaited grand debut in the UK very soon.

The Digital Democracy Commission has recommended that the government should run online voting pilots in the next parliament with a view to all electors having the choice of voting online at the 2020 general election.

According to Labour Party speakers, should the Party win the general election, they would trial online voting to see if they can do it safely and cost effectively and improve turnout.

The proposal, which is backed by current Commons Speaker John Bercow, was not very welcomed by conservative parliament members.

The modernization of UK’s voting system is among several political reform measures to be outlined by the party to reverse what it calls “the democratic decline”.

Also, other measures to be set out by Angela Eagle, Labour’s leader of the Commons include previously-announced proposals to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-31704025