Elections and Russian Citizens Residing Overseas: Prospects for Internet Voting
Grigory Olegovich Yarygin1, Aleksandr Alekseevich Korostelev2, Rafis H. Mukhutdinov3, Andino Maseleno4

1Grigory Olegovich Yarygin, St. Petersburg State University, Russia.
2Aleksandr Alekseevich Korostelev, Togliatti State University, Russia.
3Rafis H. Mukhutdinov, Kazan Federal University, Russia.
4Andino Maseleno, Institute of Informatics and Computing Energy, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 02 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 14 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 52-57 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10090476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The article deals with the prospects of Internet voting introduction into electoral process of the Russian Federation. The authors consider utilization of remote electronic methods of voting (online voting) as an instrument to facilitate voting and elevate voter turnout. Russian eligible voters residing overseas due to their limited number and spatial dispersion have been defined as a potential target group for testing Internet voting mechanisms. Reviewing pros and cons factors the authors argue that Internet voting applied for Russian citizens residing overseas is technologically, economically, socially, environmentally and politically viable. The article reasons that remote electronic voting is a crucial component of modern election process.
Keywords: Election System, Electronic Voting, Internet Voting, Online Voting, Russian Federation, Russian Voters Residing Overseas, Voter Turnout.
Scope of the Article: Internet and Web Applications