The Application of I-Voting for Estonian Parliamentary Elections of 2011

  • Sven Heiberg
  • Peeter Laud
  • Jan Willemson
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7187)

Abstract

Estonia has implemented internet voting as a method to participate in various types of elections since 2005. In Riigikogu (parliament) Elections of 2011, over 140,000 voters used the internet voting method. The share of votes cast over the internet among all votes was 24.3%. In light of this popularity it is questioned by various stakeholders whether internet voting can be implemented correctly and securely to support electoral principles such as uniformity. This paper gives an overview of the Estonian Internet Voting System and analyzes events that occurred during the Riigikogu Elections of 2011.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sven Heiberg
    • 1
  • Peeter Laud
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jan Willemson
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.CyberneticaTartuEstonia
  2. 2.Institute of Computer ScienceUniversity of TartuTartuEstonia
  3. 3.Software Technology and Applications Competence CenterTartuEstonia

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