Many servicemen and women posted abroad are effectively disenfranchised because of the cumbersome requirements that have to be met in order to register to vote and cast a ballot.
Alistair Lexden is a patron of the new Institute for Digital Democracy, led by a dynamic youth team. A report published by the Institute on I August put forward a series of recommendations to tackle the problems faced by our service personnel abroad. They include the introduction of online voting on a trial basis.
In a foreword to the report, Alistair Lexden said: “ We must explore the possibilities of new technology and learn how best we can harness them for the good of our democratic process in order to include these often forgotten voters”.
To read more about this important report, follow the link… WebRoots Democracy report