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New Book Marks 10-Years of Internet Voting in Estonia

Internet voting in Estonia turned 10-years-old last year, and currently only Estonia has nation-wide, legally binding Internet voting for its citizens.

Internet voting in Estonia turned 10-years-old last year, and currently only Estonia has nation-wide, legally binding Internet voting for its citizens. A book, recently co-produced by the University of Tartu and the Estonian National Electoral Committee, highlights the diffusion of the technology throughout the citizenry of Estonia. Titled, “E-voting in Estonia: Technological Diffusion and Other Developments Over Ten Years (2005–2015)” the book’s authors Mihkel Slovak and Kristjan Vassil detail the changes in participation over the years.

Estonia has held eight elections that include the Internet voting channel over the past 10 years. President Toomas Hendirk Ilves wrote the foreword to the book, noting “In Estonia we can see a version of the interconnected and computerized future that is inextricably a part of the fundamental operations of society…”

View the original press release here.

To read the book, you can access it here.

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