Neighbouring Norway and Finland have already done digital voting test runs. Now some Swedish municipalities could follow the trend after a majority of members in the parliamentary election law committee voted in favour of a new proposal. “If it works well, it would be a natural step to introduce it in the 2022 elections,” Billy Gustafsson, Social Dem. … However, the proposal was not met with unanimous approval.
“I see big problems with the secret ballot. There’s a risk that people will be forced to vote in a certain way, by a family member for example,” said Green Party representative Max Andersson.
He also said that online voting may be vulnerable to fraud or manipulation. That theoretical vulnerability, regardless of whether fraud took place or not, could make Swedes suspicious of the electoral process and democracy, he said.
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