Norway: Online voting facilitates democratic participation for Norwegians citizens

In May 2018, Norway’s northernmost region – Finnmark County – conducted a referendum in 19 municipalities to let citizens decide if they wanted their region to merge with neighboring Troms County. To facilitate democratic participation, election officials deployed TIVI, an online voting solution developed by the Smartmatic-Cybernetica Centre of Excellence for Internet Voting.

Voters of all ages preferred to cast their ballot electronically, with 95% of voters aged 17 - 60 participating online.