Digitalization and Democracy: Thoughts to the discussion on E-Voting

Gerhard Seuchter*, Dawn Branley-Bell, Sabine Prossnegg

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The general mantra is that digitisation is necessary to make companies and public administration more efficient. In both cases, more efficient ideally means better, faster, and more convenient; what it also usually implies is cheaper. In this paper we focus on the public side of the issue, namely on the topic of democracy. We also consideraspects of the polling system. For instance, e-voting should help increase poll participation and promote inclusion, however, it also has its pitfalls.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCybergovernance
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2021
EditorsErich Schweighofer, Franz Kummer, Ahti Saarenpää, Stefan Eder, Philip Hanke
Place of PublicationBern
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783969664520
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021
EventIRIS2021: 24. International Legal Informatics Symposium 2021 - Virtual, University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 25 Feb 202127 Feb 2021


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