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Electronic Voting

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans the Government have to make further use of electronic (a) voting and (b) counting at elections. (203517)

In the Governance of Britain Green Paper, the Government set out a long-term aim to investigate the potential benefits of remote electronic voting and to take advantage of developing communication technologies to provide increased accessibility, flexibility and choice in the way people vote.

In the immediate term, we are reviewing the lessons learnt from previous electronic voting and counting pilots. This will help us to plan our future activities around electronic voting and counting.