Electronic Voting

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 18th July 2017.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will introduce a trial of electronic voting in a pilot area with a view to avoiding delays occurred by manual counting of ballot papers; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Cabinet Office)

There are no plans to trial electronic voting. The selection of elected representatives for Parliament is regarded as requiring the highest possible level of integrity and, at present, there are concerns that e-Voting, by any means, is not seen by many to be suitably rigorous and secure, and could be vulnerable to attack or fraud. The Government has stated in its manifesto that it will retain the traditional method of voting by pencil and paper, and tackle every aspect of electoral fraud.

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