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The Lithuanian government discarded on Wednesday the idea of introducing online voting in elections.
Idea of online voting in elections discarded
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It said the move was due to growing cyber-security threats and Russia's interference in elections in other countries.

At Wednesday's meeting, the government decided to remove the idea of developing an online voting system and amending election laws to allow e-voting from its action plan.

Back in 2018, the Cabinet approved a bill paving the way for developing an online voting system and sent it to the parliament for consideration.

Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius said on Tuesday it had been agreed that the Seimas would not adopt the bill.

Several previous bills to legalize online voting failed to pass the parliament.

Proponents of online voting say it would help increase voter turnout.

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