How Much Does an e-Vote Cost? Cost Comparison per Vote in Multichannel Elections in Estonia

Citation:

Krimmer, R., Dueñas-Cid, D., Krivonosova, I., Vinkel, P. & Koitmae, P. (2018). “How Much Does an e-Vote Cost? Cost Comparison per Vote in Multichannel Elections in Estonia”. In Krimmer, R., Volkamer, M., Cortier, V., Goré, R., Hapsara, M., Serdült, U. & Dueñas-Cid, D. (Eds.), Electronic Voting, 117-131. Third International Joint Conference, E-Vote-ID 2018, Bregenz, Austria, October 2-5, 2018, Proceedings. Cham: Springer. Retrieved January 20, 2019 from https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00419-4_8

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ISBN: 978-3-030-00419-4

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https://www.researchgate.net/publication/327977453_How_Much_Does_an_e-Vote_Cost_Cost_Comparison_per_Vote_in_Multichannel_Elections_in_Estonia

Type of work: Communication

Categories:

e-Democracy | e-Government

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e-voting

Abstract:

We are presenting the results of the CoDE project in this paper, where we investigate the costs per vote of different voting channels in Estonian Local Elections (2017). The elections analyzed involve different processes for casting a vote: Early Voting at County Centers, Advance Voting at County Centers, Advance Voting at Ordinary Voting District Committees, Electronic Voting, Election Day Voting, and Home Voting. Our analysis shows how the administrative costs per e-vote (an electronic vote) are half the price of the second cheapest option (Election Day Voting), representing the most costefficient way of organizing elections, given the conditions of this Case Study. Otherwise, different forms of convenience voting have much higher costs, giving us subjects for further discussion on how to organize multichannel elections.