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Friday, December 10, 2004

UK e-voting: ODPM and Electoral Commission

The UK Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) says

Key steps towards electoral modernisation

Public engagement, convenience and confidence in the electoral system are the key themes of the Government's responses to The Electoral Commission's reports Voting for change: an electoral law modernisation programme and Delivering democracy? The future of postal voting. Our responses to these reports were jointly published on 9 December by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Department of Constitutional Affairs.

continuing through their news release of Dec. 9, 2004 Government responses to The Electoral comission reports

In responding, the Government has reaffirmed its goal of multi-channelled elections, a vision shared with the Commission, as the way to offer voters the choice they want about how they can cast their votes.

(emphasis mine)
The jargon "multi-channelled elections" means voting on paper, electronic, cellphone, television, whatever.

Reports:
The UK Electoral Commission Voting for change - An electoral law modernisation programme 24 Jun 2003
UK Electoral Commission Delivering democracy? The future of postal voting 25 Nov 2004

Government Responses:
Response to Voting for change – An electoral law modernisation programme December 2004 (PDF)
Response to Delivering democracy? The future of postal voting December 2004 (PDF)
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