Results 41–60 of 200 for "e voting"

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Topical Questions (29 Mar 2010)

Kevan Jones: We have had an ongoing campaign to ensure that people register for service votes, and the figure is now at 67 per cent. We have also put in arrangements to ensure that, where possible, postal voters' ballots are returned as speedily as possible. But overall, and for the longer term, I have had discussions with the Electoral Commission about possibly trialling e-voting.

General Election: Electoral Malpractice — Question (19 Jan 2010)

Lord Bach: Significant work has been done on e-voting, and the change to electoral arrangements that that would entail would be considerable. It would obviously require very careful consideration as well as primary legislation. We certainly cannot consider it for now, but it is obvious that we shall have to consider it for the election after next and the one after that.

Electoral Commission: Weekend Polling — Question (3 Nov 2009)

Lord Bach: My Lords, on the first part of my noble friend's question, which is very much relevant to the Question I was originally asked, e-voting, as he knows, has been trialled in statutory elections in the UK and it certainly remains one of many possibilities for further consideration as a voting method. But the introduction of voting by internet would require careful consideration. We would have to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Elections: Electronic Voting (21 Jul 2009)

Lord Bach: 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 emerging communication technologies to provide increased flexibility and choice in the way people vote. The Government currently have no plans to extend the use of e-voting to mainstream elections. The Government believe...

Early Voting (11 Feb 2009)

Michael Wills: I accept the first point that the hon. Gentleman makes: there are always local factors, especially in local elections, where turnout is particularly low. We accept absolutely that there are methodological problems in that, and that is why, in answer to his second question, we have an open mind. I am not committing to that at all, as there would be considerable problems in so doing. We are...

Parliament: Communication with the Public — Debate (18 Dec 2008)

the Earl of Erroll: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Norton of Louth, very much for giving us this opportunity to voice a few ideas. I shall not go into detail as others are doing so more competently than I can. I want to make a couple of small points about communication and to offer some thanks. An interesting development is putting stuff about the Lords on YouTube. I was interested to see how we are...

Public Bill Committee: Political Parties and Elections Bill: New Clause 14 (18 Nov 2008)

Michael Wills: Having achieved a large degree of consensus on the principles on which we should move forward in reforming our electoral system, it saddens me to have to resist the new clause. It is entirely unnecessary and would fetter our attempts to make our democracy more accessible and improve the efficiency of electoral administration. That is not an alternative to the sorts of reforms that we were...

Written Answers — Justice: Electronic Voting (11 Nov 2008)

Eleanor Laing: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to produce a comprehensive plan for the general operation of e-voting.

Written Answers — Justice: Electronic Voting (23 Oct 2008)

Eleanor Laing: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there are any plans to introduce e-voting mechanisms before the local and European elections in 2009.

Written Answers — Justice: Electronic Voting (23 Oct 2008)

Eleanor Laing: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there are any plans for further e-voting pilots in the next 12 months.

Written Answers — Justice: Electronic Voting (23 Oct 2008)

Michael Wills: Detailed budgets for future years have not yet been specifically allocated. Further work on remote electronic voting will be funded as necessary from existing budgets agreed for Electoral Modernisation, subject to ministerial and HM Treasury approval. The Government are currently taking stock of the previous work on remote e-voting, including the experience gained in earlier pilots, and the...

Orders of the Day: Political Parties and Elections Bill (20 Oct 2008)

Jonathan Djanogly: We have had an interesting debate that has covered a large number of issues. The Conservative party believes that the debate should go far beyond the simple principle of party politics. Today, we have addressed our democratic system, and we need to, because an electoral system based on integrity and protected from an attack by those intent on defrauding it is a fundamental aspect of a proper...

Internet: Personal Security (S&T Report) (10 Oct 2008)

Lord Methuen: My Lords, I welcome this debate, introduced by the noble Lord, Lord Broers, on the Science and Technology Committee's original and follow-up reports on internet security and the Government's responses to these reports. I, too, am disappointed by the generally unenthusiastic response of the Government to the initial report and I am concerned with their response to the follow-up report. I...

Written Answers — Justice: Electronic Government (29 Feb 2008)

Michael Wills: The Government continue to explore and promote the best uses of online technologies in support of public engagement in democratic processes. The strategy for local e-participation is being delivered via the "Connect to your council" take up campaign. The Community Empowerment Action Plan commits the Government to develop on-line tools to support empowerment and democracy and DCLG is working...

Written Answers — Justice: Electronic Government: Finance (29 Feb 2008)

Michael Wills: The Department has funded e-participation projects on Government to citizen engagement, citizen video blogging, online citizen juries, web mapping tools on broken civic infrastructure, representative blogging, use of mass media participation tools and applications for young people to engage in political issues. The Department has also funded five local authorities in piloting e-voting...

Written Answers — Justice: Ministerial Duties: Electronic Government (29 Feb 2008)

Michael Wills: I am responsible for e-voting and have the policy responsibility for e-participation at central Government level. Policy for e-democracy and e-participation at the local level is the responsibility of the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG). The lead Minister is Parmjit Dhanda and Baroness Andrews has responsibility for digital inclusion.

Written Answers — Electoral Commission Committee: Departmental Visits Abroad (25 Feb 2008)

Peter Viggers: The Electoral Commission informs me that the purpose of the visits in question was as follows: Countries visited Reason 2001 Australia Study visit to the Australian Electoral Commission Canada Elections Canada (Annual Conference) Croatia Association of Central and Eastern European Electoral Administrators (Annual Conference) New Zealand Study visit to the...

Written Answers — Justice: Voting Rights (7 Jan 2008)

Michael Wills: In the Governance of Britain Green Paper the Government sets out a long-term aim to investigate the potential benefits of remote electronic voting and to take advantage of emerging communication technologies to provide increased flexibility and choice in the way people vote. In the immediate term we are reviewing the lessons learnt from previous e-voting and e-counting pilots. This will help...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Gould Report (28 Nov 2007)

Andrew Robathan: Gould particularly found that "the voter was treated as an afterthought" in the planning and organisation of the May 2007 elections in Scotland. The Government introduced incomprehensible ballot papers in Scotland, e-counting—particularly discredited by Gould—and postal voting throughout the United Kingdom, which has led to numerous cases of corruption, and which the Electoral Commission...

Written Answers — Justice: Elections: ICT (17 Oct 2007)

Michael Wills: 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 emerging communication technologies to provide increased flexibility and choice in the way people vote. The outcomes of the May 2007 electoral pilot schemes and the subsequent recommendations of the Electoral Commission are...


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