E-voting: why is UK not as smart as the Philippines?

Before e-voting it took 40 days to tot up Filipinos’ votes - now it takes 48 hours: what’s not to like?

Columnist Edie Lush

As the UK's political parties continue to circle each other like Great White Sharks around an injured surfer in preparation for the general election next May it’s worth spending a moment on what outcome we’d all hope to see regardless of what party we’re voting for.

Imagine high turnout rates, including from those aged between 18-25. Imagine elections costing the government (and you) less than the £80 million they do now. Imagine choosing where you want to vote - in the ballot box, at home or even via your mobile phone.

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