The Art of Digitalisation

S3E3 "Online-voting - the future of democracy or a niche trend? " | Mihkel Solvak, professor and researcher

March 06, 2023 E-Estonia Briefing Centre Season 3 Episode 3
The Art of Digitalisation
S3E3 "Online-voting - the future of democracy or a niche trend? " | Mihkel Solvak, professor and researcher
Show Notes

Estonia is the first and still the only country with nationwide internet elections. The latest general elections in the first week of March saw a record in casting votes online compared to physical votes -... people voted through their computers. As the rest of the world is slow in joining the revolution, we invited Mihkel Solvak to explain all the nitty-gritty behind internet voting, its impact and usage of it and also but also narrower technical aspects like how vote verification impacts Internet voting. Mihkel is an associate professor of technology research at the University of Tartu. He is currently active at the Center of IT Impact Studies, where one of his focus areas is electronic elections. He also runs the Estonian Internet Voter Study.