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e-Democracy pp 301-321 | Cite as

Internet Voting in Estonia

  • Ülle Madise
  • Epp Maaten
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Part of the Advances in Group Decision and Negotiation book series (AGDN, volume 5)

Abstract

Pilot projects in the area of remote Internet voting have been carried out in several countries. However, legally binding Internet-cast voting is valid in few countries, Estonia being the first country to introduce it at national level. A good communications infrastructure, voters’ high e-readiness, the widespread use of the national e-ID card, which enables secure authentication of on-line voters, and its relatively small population of 1.3 million are the key factors for the success of I-voting in Estonia. This case-study provides a detailed description of the Estonian remote I-voting system, the motivation behind implementing such a system, a short analysis of the experience and problems emerged as well as about future prospects.

Keywords

Polling Station Political Party Internet Banking Vote Decision Vote Method 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Notes

Acknowledgements

Research for this study was partially supported by Estonian Ministry of Education and Research (targeted financing grant no SF0140094s08).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Tallinn University of TechnologyTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.Estonian Informatics CentreTallinnEstonia

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