Results 81–100 of 200 for "e voting"

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Local Elections (15 Jun 2005)

Sir David Amess: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Government have to hold (a) all-postal and (b) e-voting pilot schemes in local elections.

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Remote Electronic Voting (15 Jun 2005)

Oliver Heald: To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what costs the Government have incurred in connection with remote electronic voting in each year since its introduction; and if she will make a statement on forecast expenditure on promoting e-voting.

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Local Government (24 May 2005)

Harriet Harman: I have been asked to reply. As we made clear in our response to The Electoral Commission's report, 'Delivering democracy? The future of postal voting', laid before the House on 9 December 2004, the Government remain committed to the goal of multi-channel elections, in which voters choices will include e-voting channels. Our strategy for achieving this goal is to encourage local authorities...

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (23 May 2005)

Lord Parekh: My Lords, in my brief contribution I want to concentrate on three issues. I have chosen these issues because they have been touched upon only briefly, if at all. I do not want to talk about the Bills that will come before us, because we will talk about them when the occasion arises, so I shall use this occasion to flag up three important issues mentioned briefly in the Queen's Speech. The...

Written Answers — Constitutional Affairs: Election Arrangements (23 May 2005)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans the Government have to hold future (a) all-postal and (b) e-voting pilot schemes in local elections.

Postal Voting (5 Apr 2005)

Oliver Heald: I thank the Minister for his statement, but am sorry that he felt that making a statement was a late decision. Surely it was obvious, given the judge's remarks, that a statement was required. Although we are all in favour of encouraging voting, surely that should not be at the expense of encouraging fraud in elections. The findings of the judge in the Birmingham case highlight extensive abuse...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Local Elections (17 Jan 2005)

Nick Raynsford: As it was made clear in the response to the Electoral Commission's report, "Delivering democracy? The future of postal voting", laid before the House on 9 December 2004, the Government remain committed to the goal of multi-channel elections, in which voters choices will include e-voting channels. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's strategy for achieving this goal is to encourage local...

Written Ministerial Statements — Deputy Prime Minister: Electoral Commission (9 Dec 2004)

Nick Raynsford: My right hon. Friends the Deputy Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs are jointly publishing today the Government response to the Electoral Commission's report "Delivering Democracy?" In its report, the commission sets out its evaluation of the electoral pilots in June 2004. It found that: the elections were successfully delivered; there was no evidence that...

Postal Voting (16 Sep 2004)

Clive Betts: One of the sad things about the past few months is that the procedures by which we conduct our elections have become a party political issue. That has not been true in the past; we have been able to sit down and discuss how we conduct elections. The party political football has been well and truly out in recent debates and has been kicked backwards and forwards in a totally unhelpful way. I...

Electoral System (22 Jun 2004)

Clive Betts: The issue that exercises hon. Members on both sides of the House is that of low turnout. Low turnout undermines the validity of the whole democratic process and the authority of elected representatives. That is why it is right that, with all-party support, we looked into running pilots for different sorts of voting in local elections. The obvious conclusion was that only all-postal ballots...

Business of the House (10 Jun 2004)

Peter Luff: I think that I ought to be asking for a debate on the Leader of the House's grasp of history and logic. In respect of his answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Altrincham and Sale, West (Mr. Brady), he first ignored the fact that it was Benjamin Disraeli who piloted through one of the biggest expansions of the franchise in this country. Secondly, he said at one stage that postal voting had...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Electoral Pilots: Electronic Counting (20 May 2004)

Lord Rooker: Electronic counting can take two forms. First, where votes have been cast electronically, e.g. through the Internet or telephone, they are counted electronically automatically. The second form is the electronic counting of ballot papers. The table lists those local authorities that have piloted this latter form of electronic counting since May 2000: Year Name of Local Authority Comments...

Electoral Commission (11 May 2004)

Baroness Thomas of Walliswood: My Lords, I am happy to take part in this debate and we are all grateful to the noble Lord for bringing these two reports to the attention of the House. I will confine my remarks to the report on gender and political participation. The report is carefully researched and, as a result, its comments on the facts of a gap in the rate of participation in political and quasi-political activities by...

Electoral Register (5 May 2004)

David Heath: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for that contribution. He discharges his duties on that matter extremely well both in the House and elsewhere. I was saying that there are three areas of false registration‚ÄĒfalse identity, electoral fraud and, thirdly, sheer stupidity. Every year, some clown comes forward, appears in the popular press waving his electoral registration card for his dog,...

Scottish Parliament: Local Governance (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (24 Mar 2004)

Tavish Scott: The financial memorandum makes it clear that £1.5 million is allocated to voter education, which includes training and formal voter education. We will consider how to develop that in conjunction with local government, which obviously has an important role to play in that regard. Tricia Marwick made points about voter age, on which she will be aware that the Electoral Commission is consulting...

Orders of the Day — European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Clause 1 — Piloting Conduct at European and Local Elections (8 Mar 2004)

Chris Leslie: If I may make a little progress, it would help. The Electoral Commission has always said that it was up to the Government how many regions they wanted to pilot. In the statement issued by the commission on Report in the other place, it said that "it was open to Government to have further discussions . . . if they were minded to designate additional pilots". The House will be aware that there...

Public Bill Committee: Employment Relations Bill: Means of voting in ballots and elections (24 Feb 2004)

Gerry Sutcliffe: I want to explain in detail the reasons for clause 41.A number of trade union ballots and elections are regulated by law. For example, the Central Arbitration Committee may call a ballot of workers under the statutory recognition procedure. Internal union ballots are also regulated, such as leadership elections, ballots on possible industrial action and ballots on political funds.Those...

European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill (8 Jan 2004)

Earl Attlee: My Lords, when I selected that word, I wondered whether I would come unstuck. I entirely agree with the contribution of the noble Baroness. In a home in multiple occupation, there is a risk of immature youngsters thinking it merely being a bit naughty to post all the votes on the carpet. There is a real danger that they could find themselves in serious difficulties. I assure my noble friend...

European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill (8 Jan 2004)

Baroness Hanham: My Lords, as the Minister accepted, the Bill is the latest of the Government's efforts to increase voter participation in elections. Various pilots have been undertaken in local government elections since 2000, including all-postal and e-voting. Voting hours and venues were increased for both local and general elections as a result of the Representation of the People Act 2000. The result so...

Pre-legislative Scrutiny (6 Jan 2004)

Phil Woolas: May I start by reciprocating your best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year, Sir Nicholas, to you, your support staff and all hon. Members? I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham, North (Mr. Allen) both on securing this Adjournment debate and on his wider campaign to improve the use of new technology in parliamentary scrutiny and, through that, public participation in...


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