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Positive Vote for E-Elections

24 April 2003

More people would participate in the forthcoming local elections if they could vote electronically, research published today claims.

Some 55 per cent of adults in England who were surveyed said they would more willing to take part if some form of e-voting option was available.

The poll, conducted for the Electoral Commission, found that young people in the 18-24 age group were most keen to try out new methods of voting, with three-quarters saying that e-voting would encourage them to participate.

Voting through the internet was regarded by respondents as most likely to boost participation (41%) followed by SMS text messaging (33%), electronic kiosks (30%) and digital television (26%).

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