Political Participation, Voting, and Chaos: Electronic Voting and an Assessment of Turkey


7th International Symposium on Chaos, Complexity and Leadership, ICCLS 2020, Virtual, Online, 29 - 31 October 2020, pp.181-190 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-74057-3_14
  • City: Virtual, Online
  • Page Numbers: pp.181-190
  • Keywords: Chaos, Electronic voting, Political participation
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


Political participation stands for the attitudes and behaviours that a citizen assumes towards the political system that they exist in. Held in specific periods in democratic systems, elections are one of the means of political participation. For more than 30 years, electronic voting has been practiced in a number of countries across the globe. The system in question has changed upon the developments in technology and the inclusion of the internet technology in our lives. The systems, named e-voting or i-voting, are being implemented today as well. It is known that a large number of studies have been conducted in Turkey over the recent years, in regards to electronic voting, and electronic voting machines. This study will discuss what the electronic voting system is, along with its use in the countries, and it also involves a discussion on how it could affect the political participation in the event that it is used in Turkey, and on any probability of chaotic situations that it could lead to.