Detail of outcome
On the basis of the responses and other supporting evidence, Sir Ken Knight recommends a test of e-balloting in non-statutory contexts. The government will now carefully consider Sir Ken’s recommendations and will consult with experts from relevant organizations before responding.
Detail of feedback received
There were 34 responses to the call for evidence. The respondents represented a wide range of interested parties, including:
- trade unions
- business representatives
- individual businesses
- technology providers
This consultation sets out the background to Sir Ken Knight’s independent review of electronic balloting and calls for evidence in support of it.
In the weeks up to the general election we are unable to promote the call for evidence, in line with the guidance for civil servants. We are therefore extending the deadline for responses from 10 May to 14 July 2017.