The virtual polling station. Transferring the sociocultural effect of poll site elections to remote internet voting
ISSN der Zeitschrift
4th International Conference on Electronic Voting 2010
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
Public voting in polling stations is believed to have a socioculturallyintegrative effect, conveyed through the symbolic and ritualistic character of the election process. Remote internet voting is believed to not be able to provide this effect, because it omits the corporeal appearance at the polling station. The following contribution aims at indicating how such a sociocultural effect could be transferred from the real world polling station to remote internet elections.