by Innovation in Politics Institute
News and everything you need to know on digital democracy, online participation and e-voting
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Online Voting: The Essentials

Online voting is becoming more and more common, from major elections to party primaries and other lower-stakes contexts. Yet its use raises a whole series of fundamental questions, from technological challenges to security risks and the thorny issues of public trust and transparency.

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Decidim Partners with Vocdoni to Offer Blockchain Voting

The citizen participation platform Decidim recently added a blockchain-based online voting tool by Vocdoni to its toolbox. We talked to representatives of both organisations about this joining of forces.

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Blockchain Voting: Decentralised, Transparent Elections?

Blockchain technology could provide essential security features for i-voting. South Korea, Greenland and the USA, are exploring possible implementations. In this article, we investigate the current state of Blockchain-based election systems.

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Is Internet Voting Safe?

In 2005, Estonia held its first general election over the internet, becoming the first country in Europe to fully introduce i-voting. Initially, less than 2 % of voters chose to cast their vote online, but over the years, that number grew to over 40 %. Internet voting has become routine practice, so much so that it is no longer predicted by age, education, gender, or income.

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