40. According to the report of the Venice Commission on remote and electronic voting, remote voting, defined as “voting outside the premises where voting takes place in general”, is in principle permitted. Moreover, it is a common electoral procedure in a great number of the member states of the Council of Europe, even if there is a considerable diversity between these systems and it is difficult to identify shared or common standards. Remote voting can take place in a controlled or supervised environment, or in an uncontrolled or non-supervised environment.
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