7. A modern and sustainable electoral system in Wales


We need to make sure our electoral system keeps pace with digital developments. We need to capitalise on the scope for greater compliance, transparency and the financial savings technology offers, while working to retain voter confidence in the electoral system. We also need to modernise the electoral system to ensure it is environmentally sustainable. We will work towards a modern and sustainable electoral system by:

  • harnessing data and technology to meet the needs of voters, campaigners and electoral administrators
  • understanding, calling for action and acting on the changing risks to the election system from the misuse of data and technology
  • continuing to build strong relationships and streamlining working practices with all bodies that are part of the electoral system
  • supporting governments and the wider electoral community to adopt a strategy and implementation plan which meets environmental standards required of our electoral system