Introduction electronic voting will cost up to 365 million

Introduction electronic voting will cost up to 365 million

Electronic voting in elections and to make an investment of at least between the 260 and 365 million euro is needed.

That writes minister Ronald Plasterk (Internal Affairs) in a letter to the Second Chamber.

This relates only to investment costs for the supplier. There are still for the government a series of, costs for, inter alia, the procurement, the supervision and control of the development of the devices and the build-up of expertise, according to the minister.

This is evident from examination of the commission Electronic voting and counting in the polling station (commission-Van Beek). In 2014 estimated by the commission the investment costs between the 150 and 250 million euros.

The municipalities feel nothing for fully electronic voting. They advocate for a new model (paper) ballot paper that can be electronically counted. A new cabinet should finally take a decision.


In the Netherlands, for many years, electronic voting, but the voting computers were in 2007 abolished because the security is not in order it turned out. In 2016, the Second Room still against a liberal party-proposal for voting computers that a paper ballot printout that the voter can be checked.

At the beginning of this year it was also decided to include the votes of the general election completely manually count. When the count was in the past software used, but which proved in the research of RTL Nieuwss unsafe.

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