On September 24th, the Stanford Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), together with The Atlantic Council, will host Toomas Ilves, President of Estonia for a debate on election technology.


In a debate moderated by Francis Fukuyama (@FukuyamaFrancis), director of the CDDRL, Ilves will speak about the role of technology in promoting transparency, inclusion and more robust democracies.

Estonia is the only country in the world to have extensively used Internet voting in its national elections. Today, it is recognized as having the longest standing and most technologically advanced Internet voting solution. The system has been used in eight national elections since 2005 with great success.

Such is the level of trust in the platform that the voter turnout average has increased over time.

Estonia will hold presidential elections in 2016.

If you want to know more about Internet voting in Estonia, click here.

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