benefits of i-voting

  • Risks and Benefits of i-Voting in Public Opinion: Evidence from Poland

    Author: Izabela Kapsa
    E-mail: izabela.kapsa@ukw.edu.pl
    Institution: Uniwersytet Kazimierza Wielkiego (Poland)
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2342-3682
    Author: Magdalena Musiał-Karg
    E-mail: magdalena.musial-karg@amu.edu.pl
    Institution: Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland)
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6089-1381
    Published online: 20 March 2021
    Final submission: 21 December 2021
    Printed issue: March 2022
    Source: Show
    Page no: 18
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/ppsy202215
    PDF: ppsy/51/ppsy202215.pdf

    Apart from benefits, internet voting security is most frequently discussed by opponents and supporters of this form of electoral participation. Although this voting method is not available in Poland, the debate on the implementation of i-voting appears in each election. The COVID-19 pandemic showed a great need to implement additional remote voting methods in the elections, and increasingly more countries are considering the introduction of i-vote in the future. Although there is no plan for the nearest future in Poland, citizens' opinions suggest that this voting procedure would meet many of its users. The paper's main aim is to analyse Poles' opinions about the risks and benefits of internet voting. The results of our own studies are based on a survey among Poles regarding their views on internet voting. The main goal is to verify if Poles more often highlight the benefits than risks of i-voting, and if the opinions about risks and benefits of i-voting differ depending on respondents’ sex, age, education and domicile.

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