Estonian elections 2014 -2019: Solution for the world's leader in online voting
The Estonian i-voting solution is the longest-standing, most technologically advanced, and highly trusted internet voting solution in existence. It has been used to support binding, governmental elections since 2005.
The online voting system was developed to facilitate a seamless, free, secret and transparent vote. Having accomplished all these premises, it has also proven to be cost-efficient, inclusive and convenient.
Promoting democratic participation. Online voting is a perfect solution for voters demanding more convenient forms of democratic participation. Evidence links the use of online voting to turnout increase: 5.0 % in national elections and 1.5 % in local elections.
The growing popularity of online voting. Since the introduction of i-voting in Estonia, overall turnout has risen continuously. The Parliamentary Elections held in 2019, saw an increase of 40% of online participation with respect to the same elections in 2015.
Online voting is popular across all ages (See table 1)
Convenient, yet cost-efficient. Online voting in Estonia is the most cost-efficient method to cast a ballot. An electronic ballot submitted via the Internet can cost the country ten times less than a vote cast in advance voting at a polling center.