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Book about E-voting in Estonia

The book by Mihkel Solvak and Kristjan Vassil explores the developments in e-voting over a ten-year period.
"E-voting in Estonia: Technological Diffusion and Other Developments Over Ten Years (2005-2015)" is published in cooperation with the Estonian State Electoral Office. Topics such as the diffusion of e-voting within the Estonian electorate, patterns of e-voting, and the societal and political impact e-voting has had are covered in various chapters.

In 2005, Estonia became the first country where citizens could vote online in the local elections. This was soon followed by the successful implementation of e-voting at all election levels: local, national, and European elections. The proportion of votes cast via the internet has shown a continuous upward trend, and in the previous 2021 local elections, 46.9% of votes were cast online.

One of the co-authors of the book, Associate Professor of Technology Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies at the University of Tartu, Kristjan Vassil, gave an example that in 2014, digital identity was used more than 80 million times for identification and 35 million times for digital transactions: "These were significant numbers for a country with only 1.3 million population."

The authors are Associate Professors of Technology Studies at the Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies, Kristjan Vassil and Mihkel Solvak. The book was published in collaboration with the State Electoral Office.

Full book (pdf)

Additional information: Mihkel Solvak, Associate Professor of Technology Studies,



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