• Hannah Phillips

Electronic Voting for the House of Representatives Chamber

Last week the Leader of the House Christopher Pyne announced electronic voting will be implemented in the House of Representatives, dramatically speeding up the voting process.

He said “electronic voting would be operational in 2019”.

“The implementation of electronic voting will reduce significantly the time required for each vote in the chamber,” Minister Pyne said.

“Voting outcomes will be transparent, accurate, and known immediately freeing up more time for important parliamentary business to be conducted each day the House sits.

“Electronic voting will also provide an electronic solution for recording division voting and improve online accessibility to division process and results.”

The Department of Parliamentary Services will shortly call for tenders for the project giving innovative Australians and Australian businesses an opportunity to contribute to this initiative.

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