WebRoots Democracy is hosting a panel discussion as part of Parliament Week 2014 looking at the future of online voting for UK elections.
Currently in the UK, 37 million adults go online everyday and more than 8 out of 10 households have access to the internet. Millions are now banking online, shopping online, and socialising online. Many are finding their romantic partners online. Despite this, our method of elections has remained virtually unchanged since 1872 when Hugh Childers was re-elected as an MP.
So when will the political system catch up with the digital age we are living in and allow us to vote online? What would the impact be? Can online voting future-proof elections?
To discuss this, we have:
Chloe Smith MP – Conservative Member of Parliament for Norwich North.
Mike Summers – Commercial Director for Smartmatic-Cybernetica.
Rachel Stroud – #SwingTheVote Campaign Manager for vInspired.
Amy Lamé – Writer, Broadcaster and Performer.
Mita Desai (TBC) – Chair of the British Youth Council.
WebRoots Democracy is campaigning for the introduction of an online voting option in UK elections. Follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.