Fifteen Years of Internet Voting in Switzerland: History, Governance and Use

Share of votes cast over the Internet in total votes cast in three Swiss cantons, 2003-2015


This paper reviews the piecemeal introduction of internet voting in a highly federalised political setting, Switzerland. We trace the processes leading to the implementation of internet voting and the network of actors involved in its governance. In the empirical analysis we report usage patterns and take stock of what we know about the individual and socio-demographic profiles of internet voters.

In: Luis Terán and Andreas Meier (eds.), ICEDEG 2015: Second International Conference on eDemocracy & eGovernment, Quito, Ecuador, 8–10 April 2015, pp. 126-132. New York, NY: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers