Pressing the button for European elections: Verifiable e-voting and public attitudes toward internet voting in Greece

Alex Delis, Konstantina Gavatha, Aggelos Kiayias, Charalampos Koutalakis, Elias Nikolakopoulos, Lampros Paschos, Mema Rousopoulou, Georgios Sotirellis, Panos Stathopoulos, Pavlos Vasilopoulos, Thomas Zacharias, Bingsheng Zhang

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Abstract

We present the initial set of findings from a pilot experiment that used an Internet-based end-to-end verifiable evoting system and was held during the European Elections 2014 in Athens, Greece. During the experiment, which took place on May 25th 2014, 747 people voted with our system in special voting stations that were placed outside two main polling places in Athens, Greece. The election mimicked the actual election that was taking place which included a great number of parties. After casting their ballot, voters were invited to complete online a postelection questionnaire that probed their attitudes towards evoting. In total, 648 questionnaires were collected. We present a description of the experiment and a regression analysis of our results. Our results suggest that acceptance of the e-voting system was particularly high especially among the most educated, the technologically adept but also -somewhat surprisingly- older generations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 6th International Conference on Electronic Voting
Subtitle of host publicationVerifying the Vote - IEEE Proceedings EVOTE 2014
EditorsRobert Krimmer, Melanie Volkamer
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9783200036970
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event6th International Conference on Electronic Voting, EVOTE 2014 - Lochau / Bregenz, Austria
Duration: Oct 28 2014Oct 31 2014

Publication series

Name2014 6th International Conference on Electronic Voting: Verifying the Vote - IEEE Proceedings EVOTE 2014

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Electronic Voting, EVOTE 2014
CountryAustria
CityLochau / Bregenz
Period10/28/1410/31/14

Keywords

  • e-voting
  • Greece
  • public opinion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Public Administration

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