The Ministry of Justice says it will keep pushing a bill on online voting after the Lithuanian parliament rejected a piece of legislation on the principles of online voting in March.
© Shutterstock nuotr.

Justice Minister Juozas Bernatonis says the new bill would be submitted to the Seimas before the end of its term in autumn.

"The programme of the 16th government clearly stipulates that Lithuania should introduce online voting. The Ministry of Justice will improve the bill on online voting and will shortly submit the draft to the parliament of this tenure," Bernatonis told BNS via his spokeswoman.

He says the goal is to give voters the possibility to cast their votes online for the 2019 presidential and European Parliament elections.

Supporters of online voting maintain that the possibility to vote online would improve voter turnout, while critics fear about protection of personal data and possible ballot rigging.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

President presents awards to Jews savers (1)

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda on Friday presented Life Saving Cross awards to people who saved...

Lithuania considers sending troops to Strait of Hormuz

Lithuania is considering sending troops to the Strait of Hormuz to contribute to an international...

New rotation of Lithuanian army instructors leaves for Ukraine

The 11th rotation of Lithuanian army instructors was seen off to Ukraine on Thursday to take part...

Probe: foreigner center staff hold children behind bars, lack language skills

The staff of Lithuania's detention center for illegal migrants do not speak foreign languages,...

EP calls for countering Russia's attempts to whitewash Soviet crimes

The European Parliament called on the European Commission on Thursday to counter Russia's attempts...