Abstract: The election turnout of 2016 Parliament elections in Moscow was 35.2 % and the voter turnout of 2017 Municipal elections in Moscow was 14.82%. The important question therefore is, what can the state do to improve election turnout? A method than has been applied in various countries in our age and time is the implementation of electronic voting. This increases election turnout and decreases government expenses for the elections. Which way of voting do the voters find to be better? What factors can motivate people to participate in e-voting and what are their expectations from e-voting systems? This research tries to find answers on these questions. An online quantitative survey with around 300 respondents was conducted in Moscow in the beginning of 2018 year. The study reveals that while all of the studied factors are important for e-voting, but availability and trust in government motivates people to participate in e-voting.
Keywords: Election, E-voting, Intention to Participate in E-voting
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