Reports and studies on i-voting

OSCE/ODIHR observation mission reports

The Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) has been observing the Riigikogu elections four times since the implementation of i-voting.

 

Studies and analyses of i-voting

In cooperation of the University of Tartu and the Estonian National Electoral Committee, a collection has been prepared which discusses topics such as the spreading of i-voting among the Estonian electorate, i-voting patterns, and the social and political impact of i-voting.

The study on i-voting in elections from 2005 to 2011, prepared in cooperation of the Estonian National Electoral Committee and the European University Institute (Florence). Two studies on i-voting have been prepared in cooperation of the Estonian National Electoral Committee, the Council of Europe and the European University Institute.

An overview of the preparations for Estonia’s i-voting project and the search for answers to potential social science questions relating to Estonia’s i-voting project. A report for the Council of Europe aiming to analyse the results of the telephone poll on the local government elections in Estonia on 16 October 2005.

 

Seminars, briefings and discussions

A discussion on i-voting on smart devices was held in May 2018. Why is it needed, how to realise it technically, what are the main risks, that is, is it safe to vote on a smart device? It was also debated how many people no longer used computers, and if the solemnity of elections would definitively disappear when fulfilling one’s duty as a citizen became simpler.

A seminar to summarise the studies of 2005-2014 was held in January 2015.

Voting on the Internet was implemented for the first time in the municipal council elections in October 2005. The report gives an overview of the preparations for and the carrying out of the i-voting project that started in 2003, and discusses the social science aspects of i-voting.