First outing for QR codes on ballot papers

Years ago I tried to persuade colleagues in the Liberal Democrats about the virtues of having a web address in the party’s description and/or logo so that postal voters could easily look up more information before completing their ballot paper. That idea never got very far, though now another party is trying something similar:

A party standing in the South East in this year’s European Elections has become the first in the country to include a working QR code on the ballot paper.

QR stands for Quick Response and YOURvoice has incorporated the device into its official emblem.

The Electoral Commission says this is the first time it has been done in the UK.

The square barcodes work by launching webpages when scanned by a smartphone app.

You can read more about QR codes appearing on ballot papers in the full BBC story.

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