Electronic Voting

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

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing proposals for secure online voting for elections.

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

The selection of elected representatives for Parliament is regarded as requiring the highest possible level of integrity. At present, there are concerns that e-Voting may not be suitably rigorous and secure and could be vulnerable to attack or fraud. The Conservative Party stated in its manifesto a commitment to paper voting. There are no plans to introduce proposals for online voting for elections.

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