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Attitudes of Canadians toward Online Registration (2004–2011)


Some limitations of the methods used for this research note include:

  • Variations in the wording of questions mean that comparisions between responses should be made with caution. For example, in 2004 (EC), the question was worded as: “How likely would you be to update your voter information or register online if it were available?” In 2011 (CES), the question was worded as: “If you could register to vote over the Internet, would you be very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely or not at all likely to do so?”.
  • In some cases, a neutral option was provided, in others it was not.
  • Information about candidates is based on only two general election surveys (2008 and 2011).
  • Similarly, information about electors’ perception of risk associated with use of online registration is based on the 2008 and 2011 CES only.