TALLINN -- Early voting has begun in Estonia prior to the March 4 parliamentary elections. The e-vote was announced on Monday, and 53,252 Estonians (about 6%) have cast their ballots.
Early voting is convenient for people who are unable to visit polling stations on the election day or live abroad.
This is the first time that Estonia is using the Internet for early voting. The Central Elections Commission said it is possible to re-vote by the Internet or at a polling station.
“Unfortunately, the e-vote has its disadvantages. For instance, it is impossible to say which polling station a person has used, and ballot results may be falsified,” the commission said.
There are 977 candidates to 101 parliamentary mandates