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 Roussopoulos, 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 e-voting 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 post-election questionnaire that probed their attitudes towards e-voting. 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
Title of host publication6th International Conference on Electronic Voting: Verifying the Vote, EVOTE 2014, Lochau / Bregenz, Austria, October 29-31, 2014
EditorsRobert Krimmer, Melanie Volkamer
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages1-8
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)978-3-2000-3697-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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