How Do Distanced and Online Election Campaigning Affect Political Freedoms?

Tom Gerald Daly

International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance


The need for physical distancing during this COVID-19 pandemic has raised the need for innovative campaign methods to be developed by election contestants because conventional campaign methods such as rallies, public meetings, etc. are prohibited in some jurisdictions. Distant and online election campaigning may be seen as restrictive to both contestants and voters alike due to physical and technological barriers that appear. To what degree is this true? Find the answer and more by following the lecture and read the paper.

University of Melbourne Researchers