Log Analysis of Estonian Internet Voting 2013–2014
This paper presents analysis of Internet voting system logs of 2013 local municipal and 2014 European Parliament elections in Estonia. We study both sociodemographic characteristics of voters and technical aspects of voting. Special attention is paid to voting and verification sessions that can be considered irregular (e.g. inability to cast a valid vote or failed verifications). We observe several interesting phenomena, e.g. that older people are generally faster Internet voters and that women use the vote verification option significantly less than men.
KeywordsSmart Card Candidate List Election Official Invalid Vote European Parliament Election
This research was supported by the Estonian Research Council under Institutional Research Grant IUT27-1, Estonian Doctoral School in Information and Communication Technology (IKTDK) and the European Regional Development Fund through the Centre of Excellence in Computer Science (EXCS) and grant project number 3.2.1201.13-0018 “Verifiable Internet Voting – Event Analysis and Social Impact”.
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