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E-voters number posts a new record in Estonia

BC, Tallinn, 25.02.2015.Print version
A record number of Estonians have voted electronically at the Riigikogu elections already as the 150,000 people limit was for the first time in the e-voting history exceeded on Wednesday, LETA/Postimees Online reports.

By noon on Wednesday, 155,552 people had e-voted.


Electronic voting takes place for the eighth time. The previous e-voting record was posted at the 2011 parliamentary elections, when 140,846 people gave their vote to the candidate of their liking electronically. At the local government elections in 2013, the nunber of e-voters was 133,808.


In the 2009 municipal elections, 104,413 people voted electronically; at the 2014 European Parliament elections 103,151 people did.


Estonian people could for the first time e-vote at the local municipality elections in 2005, when 9,317 people did so. At the 2007 Riigikogu elections 30,243, at the 2009 European Parliament elections 58,669 and at the 2009 local municipality elections 104,415 voters voted via internet.


E-voting lasts till 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The Election Day is March 1.

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