Internet voting in comparative perspective: the case of Estonia

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Political Science
Creator Hall, Thad
Other Author Alvarez, R. Michael; Trechsel, Alexander H.
Title Internet voting in comparative perspective: the case of Estonia
Date 2009-07
Description ABSTRACT Several countries have conducted Internet voting trials in binding public elections over the past decade, including Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. However, Estonia-a former Soviet republic and now a full member of the European Union-has advanced the farthest in deploying Internet voting. In this article, we focus on how the Estonians have systematically addressed the legal and technical considerations required to make Internet voting a functioning voting platform, as well as the political and cultural framework that promoted this innovation. Using data from our own qualitative and quantitative studies of the Estonian experience, we consider who voted over the Internet in these elections, and the political implications of the voting platform.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Journal Title PS: Political Science & Politics
Volume 42
Issue 3
First Page 497
Last Page 505
DOI 10.1017/S1049096509090787
citatation_issn 1049-0965
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Alvarez, R. M., Hall, T. E., & Trechsel, A. H. (2009). Internet voting in comparative perspective: the case of Estonia. PS - Political Science and Politics, 42(3), 497-505.
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