EP rewind: electronic votes
Date de l'événement: 04/10/1979
MEPs vote by show of hands and the President of the sitting determines the majorities in each case. In 1979, a new 'high tech' system was put in place. If the show of hands is unclear, the president can call for an electronic vote. If a roll call is requested. With the 'new' system, the individual vote cast by each MEP is recorded and published in an annex to the minutes.