Results 101–120 of 200 for "e voting"

Written Answers — House of Lords: Postal Voting: Pilots for June 2004 (17 Dec 2003)

Lord Filkin: The Electoral Commission was asked to recommend up to three regions or nations that might be able to pilot all-postal voting, and which of these regions would be most suitable to include an e-enabled element. It published its recommendations on 8 December, concluding that the north-east is most suitable, followed by the East Midlands. The Electoral Commission also then ranked a number of...

European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Clause 4 — Electoral Commission report (16 Dec 2003)

Mr Nick Hawkins: No, because the Government set up the Electoral Commission. I agree respectfully with what my right hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Mr. Forth) said about commissions and I will say more in a moment. If the commission does not give the answer that the Government want and expect, they seek to undermine it and go back on its recommendations. We are talking about an election...

European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: New Clause 3 — Additional provisions in respect of electronic voting (16 Dec 2003)

David Heath: Let me say at the outset that I welcome what the Minister says. I do not have a neurotic opposition to e-voting. Indeed, it was trialled in the South Somerset district council area, which includes my constituency. Although it had little apparent benefit for voter turnout, it provided voters with a further option, as the Minister rightly said. I opposed including electronic voting in the...

Scottish Parliament: Question Time — Scottish Executive: Elections (Turnout) (27 Nov 2003)

Tricia Marwick: I associate myself with Nora Radcliffe's remarks, but I take the minister back to the subject of e- voting. Is he aware that research by the Electoral Reform Society into the e-pilots that were conducted earlier this year in England concluded that e-voting—whether by telephone, internet, text or digital TV—does not significantly raise turnout? Will the minister give an assurance that, if...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: Electronic Voting (20 Nov 2003)

Phil Hope: In May 2000 two very small-scale pilots were held in Bury and Salford using e-voting kiosks supplied by Trilogy Information Systems. Subsequent to these elections Trilogy Information Systems was acquired by Diebold. No election pilots have been conducted using Diebold e-voting kiosks. The pilots in 2000 took place before the Electoral Commission was created. At this time, Returning Officers...

Public Bill Committee: European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Clause 6 - Personation: arrestable offence (4 Nov 2003)

Mr Nick Hawkins: As the hon. Gentleman knows from a new clause that we have tabled, but which sadly we may not reach, we strongly agree with him about electronic voting. For reasons that I entirely understand, he could not be with us earlier when I put on the record all the Electoral Reform Society's worries about e-voting and houses in multiple occupation. I am delighted that the hon. Gentleman is raising...

Public Bill Committee: European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Clause 4 - Electoral commission report (4 Nov 2003)

Mr Nick Hawkins: We tabled the amendment because the Bill gives too wide a discretion. We think that it is too relaxed an approach to state, ''publish the report in such manner as they think fit.'' I appreciate the points that the Minister made during the previous debate, but we feel that the Bill would be improved if it stated that the report must be published in a timely manner. Amendment No. 38 would...

Public Bill Committee: European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Clause 3 - Pilot schemes under the 2000 Act (4 Nov 2003)

Mr Nick Hawkins: It is not for me to express a view one way or the other. We have said that there are some arguments for having postal pilots but we do not believe that they have to be run in three areas. As the hon. Gentleman knows, we are very much against the e-voting pilots for the reasons that we gave this morning. I am glad that the hon. Gentleman agrees that, as a result of the clause, there is a...

Public Bill Committee: European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Clause 2 - Pilot order (4 Nov 2003)

Chris Leslie: The Opposition live their lives hoping to use the mantra, ''I told you so'' whenever they get the opportunity, which is why we spend so long in Committee. I repeat my assurance that the Government have very capable information security specialists, who will ensure that we have approved expert assessors qualified to undertake information assurance activities on the e-voting software. The...

Public Bill Committee: European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Clause 2 - Pilot order (30 Oct 2003)

Mr Nick Hawkins: We have tabled two alternative amendments. I pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Spelthorne. He and I came up with alternate variants and frankly we would not mind which of the two appeals to the Government—I hope that one of them will. Amendment No. 3 would delete the provision relating to voting ''at places other than polling stations.'' The Minister referred obliquely to having...

Public Bill Committee: European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Clause 1 - Piloting conduct at european and local elections (30 Oct 2003)

Mr Nick Hawkins: I want to take the opportunity, now that the Minister has turned his attention to Scotland, to place it on the record that the last Member whom I would want to traduce in any way is the hon. Member for Glasgow, Pollok, who is probably my closest cross-party friend and is my fellow winger in the parliamentary rugby team. Having opened on Second Reading by saying that he would support the...

Public Bill Committee: European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill: Clause 1 - Piloting conduct at European (30 Oct 2003)

Mr Teddy Taylor: Does the Minister think that it is wise to go ahead without the evidence from the Commission? We have had the paper from the Electoral Reform Society, which I hope he has considered. It is an independent, worthwhile organisation that is not trying to push a line for anyone, and it concludes: ''The Electoral Reform Society does not believe that pilots in either all-posting or e-voting in the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Electoral Pilots (28 Oct 2003)

Lord Rooker: The Government are looking at many ways, including all-postal ballots and e-voting, to modernise our electoral system and to increase the opportunities that people have to vote. To test the robustness of the new options and to build public confidence in them, we have undertaken an extensive programme of pilot innovations at local elections. This is why we are promoting legislation to permit...

Written Ministerial Statements — Deputy Prime Minister: Electoral Pilot Schemes (28 Oct 2003)

Nick Raynsford: The Government are looking at many ways, including all-postal ballots and e-voting, to modernise our electoral system and to increase the opportunities that people have to vote. To test the robustness of the new options and to build public confidence in them, we have undertaken an extensive programme of pilot innovations at local elections. This is why we are promoting legislation to permit...

European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill (21 Oct 2003)

David Lammy: We have an open mind on these issues and keep them under review. As I said, no legal action was taken. The hon. Gentleman put his comments in very strong terms, and it is important that I rebut them. Several hon. Members discussed e-voting. A range of measures were put in place to guarantee against abuse or fraud in the 2003 e-voting pilots, and similar measures will be implemented in any...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Electoral Arrangements: Pilots (17 Sep 2003)

Lord Rooker: The Government have today introduced a Bill to allow piloting of innovative voting methods at next year's European Parliamentary elections. The European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill also provides for pilots at local elections where these are combined with and take place on the same day as elections for the European Parliament. This legislation demonstrates the Government's...

Written Ministerial Statements — Constitutional Affairs: Voting Pilot Schemes (17 Sep 2003)

Chris Leslie: The Government have today introduced a Bill to allow piloting of innovative voting methods at next year's European Parliamentary elections. The European Parliamentary and Local Elections (Pilots) Bill also provides for pilots at local elections where these are combined with and take place on the same day as elections for the European Parliament. This legislation demonstrates the Government's...

Oral Answers to Questions — Deputy Prime Minister: Electoral Pilots (16 Jul 2003)

Nick Raynsford: For the 2003 local elections we approved a wide range of pilots, 33 involving all-postal ballots and 17 involving e-voting pilots, which covered in total some 6.4 million electors. The initial headline results are encouraging; the average turnout for all-postal pilots was close to 50 per cent., and where there was e-voting about a fifth of voters opted to use electronic methods. We are now...

Written Answers — Deputy Prime Minister: E-Voting (19 Jun 2003)

Margaret Moran: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to include e-participation in future e-voting pilots.

Election Turnout (4 Jun 2003)

Yvette Cooper: I am keen to consider that—and a wide range of options—for the 2004 elections. Holding elections on the same day complicates pilot voting schemes, and means that we need to consider such issues across the regions where there will be both European and local government elections. The position is simpler in Scotland, where no local authority elections are taking place. We are keen to...


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