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Advantages of e-voting

Facilitating access, reducing errors

E-voting makes it possible to participate in elections and votes independent of location. The clear user guidance prevents formal errors and invalid votes.

E-voting offers a range of advantages compared to the traditional paper procedure:

  • Voters have the opportunity to vote quickly and conveniently.
  • The system can be used independent of the platform and device, be it on a smartphone, tablet or computer.
  • People with disabilities can vote or take part in elections online without the help of a third party.
  • Swiss citizens living both in Switzerland and abroad can participate in votes and elections irrespective of their place of residence.
  • Clear user guidance prevents formal errors such as illegible answers, missing signatures, incorrectly completed forms or invalid lists in the voting and election process.
  • Voters receive confirmation that their vote has been correctly cast and saved in the ballot box.
  • Votes can be counted quickly and precisely.
  • E-voting is secure: votes are only transmitted and saved in encrypted and anonymized form. Sophisticated algorithms prevent votes from being manipulated without being detected.