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17 November 2022, 15:32

CEC head: No plans to use electronic voting in Belarus in 2024

MINSK, 17 November (BelTA) – There are no plans to use electronic voting in the 2024 election campaign, Chairman of the Belarusian Central Election Commission (CEC) Igor Karpenko told reporters on the sidelines of the Belarusian-Russian forum Youth and Elections in Minsk on 17 November, BelTA has learned.

"You know that electronic voting is not introduced easily. Even the Russian Federation, which has a great experience of electoral campaigns, still has not introduced electronic voting everywhere. Today, the head of the Russian CEC spoke about certain problems, including some psychological problems in the perception of electronic voting. We must take this experience into account," said Igor Karpenko.

According to him, first of all, there should be safe platforms. "We must have a single system of population register and, on its basis, create a register of voters. Without this, electronic voting is impossible. This is a long-term perspective, which might come to pass in belarus. But I can say right away that in 2024 we will hold a single voting day in a traditional way. There will be no electronic voting," the head of the CEC said.

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