Mike Lovelady, St Albans' returning officer, is optimistic that local turnout will rise above the 38% figure seen in last year's elections. "The main objective of our pilot is to increase voter choice - if the byproduct of that is to increase voter turnout, then all well and good," he said.
St Albans has extended its two-ward e-voting pilot from last year's local election to the rest of the city's 20 wards.
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A council is investigating the theft of four laptops containing the personal details of more than 14,000 voters.
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