Would you trust digital voting election results?



By  Neil Barraclough

Potential British voters remain skeptical about whether the results of elections featuring digital voting can be trusted, our research has revealed.

More than half (51%) of all respondents said they would trust less the result of any election that involved online voting.

In contrast, only 4% of Brits said election results would be more trustworthy if they featured smartphone/tablet voting.

A third of respondents said they would trust digital voting election results the same as they do traditional ‘pencil and paper’ ballots.

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The Data

As well as their views on whether they would trust 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. Which of the following, if any, would be your biggest concern over the potential introduction of smartphone/tablet voting?

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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