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Can internet voting increase turnout and „enhance“ democracy and why not?

It is widely spread standpoint in our media that a clear and sunny day may bring a beneficent contribution to the voting turnout increase. Do the place and method of voting, together with the weather conditions really have such a determining influence on a decision whether we will use our active voting rights or not? If, on the other hand, statistics are to be believed, the matter with the weather is quite the opposite – higher turnout has traditionally been recorded on those “raining cats and dogs” election days.[1] So, we asked ourselves what is the situation with the method itself we exercise our right to vote?

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