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France intros online voting for overseas deputies

Thursday 24 May 2012 | 09:30 CET | News
France is using online voting to enfranchise citizens living abroad, Le Monde reports. The system will enable users to vote for 11 deputies with international constituencies for the first time. Over 1 million French voters live outside the country. They can vote online or by post for the first round between 23 and 29 May and for the run-off election between 6 and 12 June. These periods are six days earlier than for the normal ballot, to allow citizens to go to a consulate in case there are problems with their online vote. A pilot was run with 15,000 potential voters early in the year, showing

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Categories: Internet / IT
Companies: Le Monde
Countries: France
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