The Republic of Estonia is located in northern Europe and has 1.2 million inhabitants. It’s been a member of the European Union since 2004.
In 2005, the country’s electoral authorities decided to implement Internet voting at a national level for the elections.
The legislation, called Ivoting, aimed to raise electoral participation by making voting more accessible.
All citizens need is an identification card for electronic authentication and access to the Internet. However this electronic voting doesn’t replace traditional methods, but complements them. People can still vote manually if they prefer.
At the moment, 20% of votes are cast online.