Government will vote for Dutch internet abroad




While the Interior Minister Plasterk feel anything yet for the introduction, he promises new tests that Internet voting for Dutch people abroad is examined. At the same time he announces that a new inquiry into electronic voting.

That a pilot Internet vote comes, Minister Plasterk said at VVD MP Joost Taverne, who has long argued for the introduction of Internet voting. Taverne says the promise on Twitter. In 2012 he served for a bill to make. Internet voting “The core of the problem is that of the 700,000 total voters abroad, only 35,000 votes :, wrote the VVD then.

Voters abroad would experience the registration and electoral process as a threshold. Previous research commissioned by the government had the conclusion , however, that vote was risky over the internet, partly due to manipulation capabilities. Plasterk reiterated for this reason provisionally does nothing to make, though he does so undertook a new research and the rules for voting abroad to simplify. Internet voting

The Minister also said a review of electronic voting to like. This research should provide clarity about the cost and time required to obtain the necessary equipment. That reports the NIS. The government supports reintroduction after investigation late 2013 concluded that electronic voting can be deployed, providing care is exercised, the paper process guiding and introducing done cautiously. Plasterk wants to wait until the end of this year on the results of the new research, he takes further decisions.


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