Open Evidence has just launched a survey aimed at collecting the different ways that exist in Europe to vote remotely, as well as opinions and attitudes related to remote voting.
The survey is launched within the framework of the “Study on the benefits and drawbacks of remote voting solutions to support the preparation of a best practice guide for the use of digital tools to facilitate the exercise of EU citizens’ political rights”. This study has been commissioned by the European Commission and is being prepared by Open Evidence in consortium with RAND Europe.
In the context of the study, we are analysing the different mechanisms that EU countries have implemented to allow citizens to vote remotely. Several non-electronic mechanisms are available in many countries, such as postal vote, voting by proxy, and voting in person in consulates. Moreover, Estonia implemented internet voting in 2005. The present survey aims at capturing initiatives of remote voting at different levels and led by any organisation (e.g. national, regional or local public authorities, political parties, civic organisations, other non-public entities). All types of voting are included in the scope of the study. For example, voting to elect a president or a representative, binding and non-binding consultations, primaries in political parties, etc.
If you know of any remote voting initiative or if you are involved in topics related to remote voting, elections, voting rights, e-government or similar, you are more than welcome to participate in the survey following this link: https://uocuniwide.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6lHnud2jsbiIy9f
Thank you very much for your participation!
In case you would like to revoke your participation in the survey, please contact us at this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact us in case you have any doubt about the questionnaire or would like to share any additional comment.
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Commission.