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Aug 11, 2022
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Political scientist: In the future, half of voters in Moscow will vote online

The popularity of remote electronic voting (DEG) will increase every year, political scientist Tatyana Eliseeva believes. In her opinion, this format of elections allows to increase the turnout.

The world is undergoing global digitalization, and people are spending more and more time on the Internet, the expert noted. “Therefore, it is logical that online voting is gaining more and more popularity every year,” the political scientist stated.

Eliseeva recalled that more than two million people voted online in the State Duma elections in 2021. At the same time, seven million people have the right to vote in the capital.

The political scientist is sure that the popularity of online voting will grow. This is the simplest format that attracts voters, including young people, she believes. In her opinion, in the future, the distribution between traditional and online formats will be 50/50.

The expert drew attention to the fact that there are fewer and fewer critics of online voting. In addition, because of their position, they lose the opportunity to expand the electorate, Eliseeva believes.

“I believe that sooner or later the political forces that position themselves in terms of criticism of this method will sooner or later change their rhetoric,” Lenta.ru quoted the political scientist as saying.

Earlier, the Public Chamber of Moscow spoke about the innovations of online voting in the upcoming elections in September. New instruments appeared in response to a request from critics of the remote format.

Muscovites will elect municipal deputies from 9 to 11 September. Residents of all districts of the capital will vote, except for Shchukin and Troitsky and Novomoskovsky districts.

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