POLYAS Election Glossary

We provide explanations and background information on elections, voting rights and digital democracy

In-house Elections

In-house elections mean voters cast their vote in person directly at a polling place. Voters are therefore only able to vote during the fixed hours when the polling place is open. This makes in-house elections subject to constraints of both space and time.

As well as traditional ballot box voting, as is most prevalent among in-house elections, electronic voting using voting machines can also be used in in-house elections. However, despite using these electronic procedures, voting is still subject to the aforementioned space and time constraints. In contrast, online voting is safe, secure and allows voters to participate in elections wherever they are in the world.

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See also: Absentee Voting, iVoting, Online Voting

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