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Tech and Politics

As the country went to the polls for the UK general election in 2015, The Drum took a look at how technology could impact on politics in 10 years’ time.

Despite the quickening pace of technological adoption by society at large, the UK’s election process appears very old-fashioned, backwards at times, resistant to change or modernisation.

And while large parts of our lives are seamlessly played out online every day, manifestos are still confined to pamphlets, policies boomed from lecterns, ballots cast with a pencil on a string in a local primary school, and the postal vote about as advanced as our system gets.

But given the technology available, and assuming a public appetite for modernisation, what could a general election look like in 2025?