Government would be willing to re-import electronic voting




The government sees advantages in re-entering the electronic voting and examine the feasibility of a reintroduction. Internet voting for voters abroad will not be entered in any case.

The government believes that electronic voting and counting down barriers to work, and that the results can get there. faster and more accurately with established Thus the government is positive towards reintroduction. However, it wants to see further investigation before it takes over the recommendations of the ‘Research electronic voting at polling stations. However, it is already tested whether the implementation is feasible.

The government agrees with the Commission that its investigation late 2013 released , that caution should be exercised, the paper process should be leading and implementation should be done cautiously. Thereby hoping to avoid a situation., As in 2006, the Cabinet When electronic voting was abolished after criticism from, among other group, which had shown that the equipment used was unsafe. Moreover, one of the prominent members of that group, Rop Gonggrijp, also criticized the report of the committee ‘Research electronic voting at polling stations, “which the government now seems to follow.

The committee provides the use of a ballot printer and scanner. Give voters a voice printer to which candidate they want to vote, then a ballot paper roll from the printer. On it are only the name of the candidate and his party, which the voter can check his voting right has come off the printer. Counting would electronically, in combination with control counts.

Internet voting for Dutch people abroad will not decide the government, “because of the risks and costs at stake and because not demonstrable that this leads to a higher turnout.” End of 2014 gets the House to hear what the outcome of the feasibility test on the introduction of the ballot printer and electronic counting.

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