Digitalized democracy: Collective agreement elections in Denmark 2017

In Denmark, a group of the country’s largest unions recently completed the negotiation of collective agreements on behalf of more than 500.000 workers. Following this, OK17 was held, a large election where workers are given the opportunity to cast their vote on the results for their specific area. For several years, voter turnout has been declining steadily at this particular election, but this year it bounced back on a positive curve reaching 51.8%. This marked a historical peak for the membership-based democracy in Danish unions and a significant contribution to this development was due to an increased use of new ways to communicate digitally with the voters. Assembly Voting supported the


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