Electronic and Internet Technologies in the Election Process

  • Iryna Shchebetun
  • Liliia Nikitenko
  • Ella Pysarieva
  • Olha Turchenko
  • Mariana Afanasieva

Abstract

The rapid development of scientific, technical and technological developments has contributed to the transition of a large number of democratic countries to electronic political infrastructure and e-democracy tools, including the conduct of electronic elections and voting. Ukraine is no exception in which electronic and Internet technologies have a significant impact on policy relations; communication between politicians and citizens in the electoral process. Therefore, it is important to examine the impact and role of electronic and Internet technologies on Ukraine's electoral process, to compare it with the experience of foreign countries, and to analyze new opportunities for transforming the electoral process in Ukraine in line with democracy standards. The purpose of the paper is to investigate the place of electronic and Internet technologies in the electoral process, including the electoral process of Ukraine. The subject of the study is electronic and Internet technologies in the election process. As a result of the study of electronic and Internet technologies in the electoral process, we can conclude that the Internet and electronic technologies play an important role in modern electoral processes. Despite the adoption of the new Electoral Code of Ukraine, the electoral process in Ukraine needs quality changes and modernization. Besides, it is quite relevant for Ukraine to switch to electoral support with the latest information and communication technologies, since electronic and Internet technologies, if properly used, can ensure the electoral process is democratic and to improve the functioning of institutions of representative democracy in general.

Published
2020-04-05
Section
Articles