Estonian e-election begins local government polls

In Estonia, the launch of electronic voting on Monday, October 11, has opened the election week to select councilwomen and councilmen for Estonian local governments. In-person voting at polling stations will begin later in the week, Estonian public broadcaster ERR reports.
Electronic voting in the Baltic country will be open from Monday until 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. Distance voting online takes place in the following way: a voting application must be downloaded from the official election body website it will be made available shortly prior to voting opening. An Estonian voter needs a computer, an internet connection, an ID-card and an ID-card reader to cast a vote in electronic voting.
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Meanwhile, it is also not possible to vote with a smart device.
State election service head Arne Koitmäe said if voters feel like their privacy is not completely ensured via online voting, they have the option of changing their vote until Saturday evening.
From Friday, October 15, to Sunday, October 17, all 448 polling stations across Estonia will be opened. Voters can vote in any polling station in their city or municipality. The only exception is the Peipsiääre municipality in Tartu County, where each voter has to vote in their district, ERR reports.