Evaluating Online Registration: The Canadian Case

Our co-investigator Holly-Ann Garnett published a new article on evaluating online registration. The article evaluates online voter registration, using the case of Elections Canada’s introduction of an online voter registration service in advance of the 2015 Canadian general election. It asks two major questions:

(1) What sociodemographic and attitudinal characteristics can predict online registration usage?

(2) Are voters concerned about providing sensitive registration information online?

To answer these questions, this article draws on two surveys of Canadians conducted after the 2015 election: the Canadian Election Study and the Canadian Youth Survey. Results demonstrate that online registration is a promising way to engage Canada’s youngest voters, who are more likely to both use and trust online registration.

Download the infographic below to know more about online registration in Canada.