e-Democracy & open data
Internet voting (i-Voting) is a unique solution that conveniently engages citizens in the governance process. This system allows voters to cast their ballots from any internet-connected computer anywhere in the world. During a designated pre-voting period, the voter logs into the system using their government-issued e-ID and casts a ballot. The voter’s identity is removed from the ballot before it reaches the National Electoral Commission for counting, thereby ensuring anonymity.
Since 2017, 16- and 17-year-old citizens have been eligible to vote in local elections. And historically, no less than 36% — and sometimes nearly 64% — of eligible voters participate in the i-Voting system.
e-Democracy supports and enhances democratic processes and institutions through this technology. It offers citizens the opportunity to participate in the political process as a vital part of the development of e-Governance.
Estonians use i-Voting
Estonia uses i-Voting
The Open Data Maturity Report
Estonia’s e-Democracy tools include:
- EIS – platform for public consultation on all draft laws.
- VOLIS – an online decision-making platform for local authorities.
- Rahvaalgatus.ee – a portal that enables citizens to compose and send collective initiatives to the Estonian Parliament.
- e-Election system by Helmes
Other solutions & services
Smart city and mobility
Visit us physically or virtually
We host impactful events both in our centre and online for government institutions, companies, and media. You’ll get an overview of e-Estonia’s best practices and build links to leading IT-service providers and state experts to support your digitalisation plans.
Questions? Have a chat with us.
Call us: +372 6273157 (business hours only)
The Briefing Centre is conveniently located just 2 minutes drive from the airport and 7 minutes drive from the city centre.
You will find us on a ground floor of Valukoja 8, central entrance behind the statue of Mr Ernst Julius Öpik. Photo of the central entrance.
11415 Tallinn, Estonia