The legendary online voting aid “Wahl-O-Mat”
Since its first use in the 2002 Bundestag elections, Wahl-O-Mat has become one of the most successful projects in political education. In the 2017 federal election, this online tool provided by the Federal Agency for Civic Education has been used more than 15 million times. The lecture deals with this successful project from the perspective of a participant. The speaker explains how the Wahl-O-Mat is created, who uses it and what consequences its use has on political behaviour.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Marschall is professor of political science at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf and scientific advisor to the Wahl-O-Mat team.
The lecture will take place as part of the lecture series ‘Digital total – Politik im Netz’ at the Blue Square of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum.
The lecture series is organised in cooperation with the Department for University Communication of the Ruhr University Bochum.