Romanian electoral watchdog advances pledge to introduce the electronic voting by the presidential elections

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The president of the Standing Electoral Authority (AEP), Constantin Mituleţu-Buică, has proposed on Thursday to set up a inter-institutional working group in the view of introducing the electronic voting and the vote by mail by the upcoming presidential elections due in November this year. He also proposed that printed electoral lists should be removed from the polling stations abroad.

The proposal came after the AEP president had met the representatives of the national institutions in charge of organising elections.

AEP leader also told Digi24 that a viable option could be to extend the vote in Diaspora for a week in the upcoming ballots.

The meeting took place amid the latest scandal prompted by large queues in front of the polling stations in Diaspora when thousands of Romanians living abroad failed in casting their votes for the EP elections and for the referendum.

Despite the chaos across the polling stations abroad and although President Iohannis has repeatedly called for the resignation of Interior and Foreign ministers, FM Teodor Melescanu refused to take responsibility for this situation, saying he has nothing to reproach to himself, blaming on the high turnout. Interior minister Carmen Dan also said she would not step down.

Electronic voting , also known as e-voting, is the voting procedure that uses electronic devices for casting and counting the votes in elections.

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