Lower House Points proposal for experiments with electronic tune

Jun

8

2016

The House has a private member of VVD Joost Taverne about allowing experiments with electronic voting in elections rejected Tuesday. MPs expressed concern about the risks related to fraud and the costs.

Tavern wanted his private member’s bill reached that there would be less wrong votes cast, which votes would be counted more quickly and with fewer errors and that there would be a greater accessibility for people with disabilities. It was a temporary experiment scheme and the VVD are thought to have built the necessary safeguards, but his proposal nevertheless met with objections.

During a debate in mid-May early CDA MP Amhaouch been wondering whether it is wise to experiment with the electoral process and Van Raak of the SP pointed out that stopped just in 2007 with the use of voting computers by concerns over vote fraud. There was also criticism that Taverne inaccurate describes how “electronic devices” should look like for the vote on his proposal. That should be later elaborated in an Order in Council. Bunching of the PVV expressed his concerns about high costs.

That his proposal would not make it realize Taverne himself on Monday when he pointed to the ‘twist’ that made ​​PvdA MP Oosenbrug. In a video made ​​Oosenbrug know just about to vote a law as before other issues were around. Among other things, they called this the cost and the fact that the proposal had not yet visited the Council of State for advice.

The proposal Taverne describes a system in which voters print their vote on a bill, do so in a ballot box after the votes are counted electronically. According tavern, the system is safe, partly because the votes are not stored electronically. The end of 2017 would be the system according to its initial plans should be already used in municipal elections reclassifications.

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