Losing Faith in Elections: Where Does It Come From and What To Do To Restore Voters’ Trust

Despite the voter turnout in the 2019 European elections was the highest since 1994 and a large increase was recorded among younger people, abstention is still a widespread phenomenon in many European countries and voters’ distrust is one of its major causes. The lack of voters’ confidence depends on several reasons, but recently it has been challenging by the vulnerability of voting systems to foreign governments interfering with elections by tampering with results or influencing what voters think about political candidates. So concerns are rising in particular about security and integrity of elections. The paper will focus on old and new factors of voters distrust, trying to suggest which steps can be taken to restore faith in the election process.