Electronic voting

Bulgarians Abroad Overwhelmingly Vote "Yes" in E-Voting Referendum

Bulgarians living abroad overwhelmingly voted "yes" in the referendum on the introduction of remote electronic voting, which was held simultaneously with the local elections on Sunday.

With 98.3 % of the ballots processed, the figures show that 92.06 % of the votes were in favour of the introduction of remote electronic voting, while only 7.94 % were against.

Turnout in Bulgaria Local Vote at Least 43.2%

Voter activity in local elections held in Bulgaria on Sunday was 43.2% as of 16:00 (EET), three hours before polls close, an electoral official has said.

Aleksandar Andreev, spokesperson for the Central Electoral Commission (CEC), told Radio Focus on Monday morning the commission had "no information" about problems with ballot processing, which is done by its municipal subdivisions.

Bulgaria Overwhelmingly Says 'Yes' to E-Voting in Referendum - Poll

Bulgarian voters have backed in a referendum the introduction of remote online voting with a resounding 70.6% backing the step, a poll by Alpha Research agency shows.

Some 26.6% of the voters have said "No", according to the same poll.

Final results are not to be expected until hours later.

Polls Open in Bulgaria's Local Elections, E-Voting Referendum

Bulgarians are voting in 2015's local elections on Sunday to pick mayors and municipal councilors.

They are also having their say on electronic voting, which some politicians say will not replace "tradiitonal" election methods but will boost activity and encourage turnout all around the globe, with more than 2 million Bulgarians living outside the country.

President Calls on All Bulgarians to Vote in Forthcoming Referendum

President Rosen Plevneliev called on all Bulgarians to vote in the forthcoming referendum on the introduction of remote electronic voting, which is scheduled to take place on October 25.

In an interview for private NOVA TV on Wednesday, Plevneliev reminded that he has championed the holding of such referendum in the past three years.