What would be your biggest concern about digital voting?



By  Neil Barraclough

Four out of 10 potential British voters expressed concern  that general elections could be rigged/fixed if smartphone/tablet voting were introduced, a Tecmark/YouGov survey has revealed.

Only 8% said they would have no concerns about digital voting being introduced in future general elections.

Different security fears were also highlighted, with 5% concerned their vote wouldn’t remain anonymous and 7% expressing doubt their personal details wouldn’t remain secure.

The Data

As well as their concerns  about smartphone/tablet voting, we asked  1,566 people in the UK three further  questions on the subject. The results will be covered in detail on the Tecmark blog each day this week.  Read our general findings  here.

  1. Would you support or oppose the introduction of smartphone/tablet voting in general elections?
  2. Do you think the introduction of smartphone/tablet voting would increase or decrease voter turnout, or would it make no impact?
  3. Would you trust the result of an election more or less if people had been able to vote using a smartphone or tablet, or trust the same amount?

You can  download a full copy of the raw data by clicking here.

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 1,566 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 30th – 31st March 2015. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

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Tecmark Author Neil Barraclough

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Neil Barraclough: Brand Communications Manager

A former journalist with experience in radio, TV and a decade in national newspapers, Neil now focuses on communications and results-driven copywriting.

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