Friday, December 10, 2004

UK e-voting alert

The U.K. government will launch a Parliamentary inquiry next year [2005] into the practicalities of electronic voting. The House of Commons Constitutional Affairs Committee will carry out an inquiry on the first steps towards electronic voting, working with a sub-committee of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. They have requested public testimony and evidence by Jan. 14 [2005].

The U.K. government has long prized the benefits of e-government, though it has been struggling to meet its own deadline of putting all government services online by 2005. The government sees electronic registrations as the first building blocks for electronic voting.


The committees are requesting that written evidence be submitted in an electronic format, preferably by e-mail, in either Microsoft Word or Rich Text format. The e-mail address for sending information to the inquiry is odpmcom@parliament.uk .

The Industry Standard - December 9, 2004
UK to launch Parliamentary inquiry into future e-voting
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