Press alert: 'Why Can't I Vote at my ATM?' - the practicalities of the ballot box - June 18, 2010
Why can't I vote at my ATM?
The practicalities of the ballot box.
June 23, 6.45pm, Portcullis House, Westminster
Chair: Dr. Andy Williamson (Director, Digital Democracy Programme, Hansard Society).
Speakers: Tom Harris MP; Jason Kitcat (Open Rights Group); Jenny Watson (Chair, Electoral Commission).
We would like to invite you to a Democracy Forum, which follows on from a number of high-profile procedural difficulties with the voting mechanisms at the recent general election. We thought it an opportune time to debate the efficacy of UK voting practices and the possibilities for its modernisation:
What methods of voter registration, voting and vote counting are most suitable to the UK, what do they entail and are they realistic?
What lessons can be learned from other countries, from previous trials in this country and from the experiences in May this year?
How can voter and ballot security be ensured in a modernized voting system?
How do we ensure transparency and proper scrutiny at the count?
Members of the media are invited to attend - to book your place please email email@example.com or phone 020 7438 1225