Judging Candidates in E-Democracy: Implications of Smartvote, Profile and Ratings from a Legal Perspective (IP 16a)
Smartvote (www.smartvote.ch), Profile and Ratings are candidate evalution tools designed to help voters identify candidates’ positions on various issues. It is expected that they will have a significant impact on political opinion formation, and therefore on electoral results. Project 16a addresses the constitutional problems and opportunities that candidate evaluation raises in e-democracies in particular, and provides an early analysis of the risks and potential involved.
Research results have been published in:
Bernhard Rütsche, Elektronische Wahlhilfen in der Demokratie (On-line voting assistance tools and democracy), Bibliothek zur Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht, Beiheft 47, Verlag Helbing & Lichtenhahn, Basel 2008.