Electronic voting in the French legislative elections of 2012

Collard, Susan and Fabre, Elodie (2014) Electronic voting in the French legislative elections of 2012. In: Zissis, Dimitrios and Lekkas, Dimitrios (eds.) Design, development, and use of secure electronic voting systems. Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development (AEGDDRD) Book Series . IGI Global, Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 176-198. ISBN 9781466658202

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This chapter presents an analysis of the unprecedented use of electronic voting by expatriates during the French 2012 legislative elections, when they elected their own representatives (referred to here as ‘deputies’), to the National Assembly in Paris for the first time, in 11 newly created overseas constituencies. The study is presented within the broader perspective of electronic voting in France more generally, and in the historical context of extra-territorial voting by French expatriates. We discuss the main issues and controversies that arose during the 2012 elections, and in a final section we analyse the results. We conclude by drawing attention to recent developments in electronic voting in France since the 2012 elections, which suggest that although there was much criticism expressed by experts of electronic voting as to the security and transparency of the system used, the official discourse that acclaimed the experience as a success, appears to have convinced its target audience.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Politics
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN2301 France
Depositing User: Susan Collard
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 13:35
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 13:35
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/49152

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