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Electronic votes

Event date: 12/09/2019

Electronic votes

As a general rule, MEPs  vote by show of hands and the President of the sitting determines the majorities in each case.

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In 1979, a new high tech system was put in place.  If the President decides that the result of a vote by show of hands is doubtful, a fresh vote shall be taken using the electronic voting system.
The individual vote cast by each MEP is recorded and published in an annex to the minutes.

 

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EP rewind: electronic votes

Stockshots  -  04/10/1979

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