Scytl Online Voting Helps Iceland Successfully Run Fully Online Referendums

May 12, 2015

The municipality of Olfus (Iceland) successfully leverages Scytl Online Voting for the first ever fully online residents referendum in Iceland. This first online referendum resulted in a participation rate of 43% of the municipality´s residents (age 16+), a clear demonstration of the possibility to leverage the online channel for more participatory, agile and secure referendums.

  • “The execution of the election in Ölfus was very successful and the participation was good.  We are looking forward to working with Scytl on the second pilot election in a bigger municipality,” said Margrét Hauksdóttir Director General of Registers Iceland.
  • In general, the participation percentage increased in the older age groups, with the participation of men over 75 surpassing the 63% participation rate. Gunnsteinn Ómarsson, Mayor of Ölfus comments, “We were a bit worried about how the older people would feel about eVoting, but it turned out they were quite ready for it!  This is an excellent way to consult the population quickly and efficiently.”

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