Remote Voting in Spain: The Challenges and Benefits
About the Congreso de Diputados of Spain. Written on September, 2020
Remote voting in Spain was initially implemented as a solution to accommodate pregnant deputies, those on maternity or paternity leave, and members with serious illnesses. Since its inception in 2011, the Congress of Deputies has significantly developed and refined its electronic voting system. This essay delves into the experiences and challenges encountered during the establishment and evolution of electronic voting before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, it discusses the future of remote voting in Spain and its potential implications on parliamentary proceedings.