EU Parliament refusal to use electronic ballot for President vote is a step back in time

Published Jan 19, 2017

jillparl.jpgNew European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, has faced a grilling on Day One in his new job over the use of paper ballots for internal Parliament elections.

The current method for the ballot has taken almost three whole days of voting to conclude – when there is already a far cheaper and more efficient method of counting the vote.

UKIP West Midlands MEP Jill Seymour MEP asked Parliament: “Why are we going backwards in time by using paper ballot votes that took a whole day to process at enormous cost to the taxpayer, yet within this chamber we have the facility to process secret, electronic votes?

“I believe in future you should encourage this chamber to avoid wasting time and taxpayer money by moving for a better process.”


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