Lithuanian government approved an initiative on Monday under which online voting could be allowed as soon as in 2016. The proposal to allow e-voting in Lithuania has been put forward by two ministers of the Lithuanian social-democratic cabinet at a governmental meeting and given green light for the further discussions in the parliament. “We have discussed the proposal, it has been approved and forwarded for discussions in the parliament’s spring session,” Juozas Bernatonis, minister of justice, told journalists after the meeting.
According to him, if the proposal is approved by the parliament, Lithuanian citizen would have the possibility to vote online as soon as in October 2016 when the next parliamentary elections take place.
The implementation of online voting would encourage Lithuanian voters to participate more actively in both national and local elections and referendums, authors of the proposal noted.