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Should Referendums Be Abolished?
In combination with the benefits of
the costs can be decreased and the efficiency increased.
The convenience of voting online also has the potential to increase voter turnout. After the referendum on Scottish independence in 2014, more than half of those who did not vote said that the option to vote online would have made it more likely for them to vote (
Electoral Commission, p. 18
The primary costs accrue from lengthy campaign processes, not the literal collection of votes.
Electronic voting is still in its infancy, and liable to fraud and technical