Parliament Supports Electronic Voting

Parliament Supports Electronic Voting

Sofia, January 21 (BTA) - The National Assembly adopted a resolution, whereby it supported the possibility for electronic voting during elections and referendums given there are legal guarantees for secrecy of the vote, civic control of the election process and security of the information systems.
Participating in the vote were 192 MPs, of whom 136 voted in favour and 56 - against. The decision was backed by the MPs from GERB, the Reformist Bloc (RB), ABV, the Bulgarian Democratic Centre (BDC) and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF). The national representatives of BSP-Left Bulgaria, the Patriotic Front and Ataka voted against.
By February 29, the National Assembly Legal Committee should discuss all new bills, related to the Election Code, including ones envisaging the introduction of remote electronic voting. The Committee should consider and analyse all possibilities and procedures for e-voting laid down in the EU legislation. The Committee should draft a report for the second reading of the draft election codes, adopted on first reading, by the end of April 2016.

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