Participatory smartvote Lenzburg

Through a participatory process (online platform and workshops), citizens of Lenzburg have the opportunity to help shape the smartvote questionnaire for the elections in September and November 2021.


  • Lead school Business School
  • Institute Institute for Public Sector Transformation
  • Research unit Digital Democracy
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.05.2021 - 31.01.2022
  • Project management Prof. Stephan Haller
  • Head of project Jan Fivaz
  • Project staff Flurina Wäspi
  • Partner Politools
  • Keywords Democracy, Experiment, participation, opinion making


In the elections in Lenzburg (Sept. and Nov. 2021) the city will offer its citizens the online voting tool smartvote. In the run-up to these elections, a participative experiment will be launched: Citizens will be asked to develop/contribute to a large part of the smartvote questionnaire themselves in a participatory process, including forums/workshops (online and offline). The BFH expert group "Digital Democracy" will scientifically accompany and evaluate this process on behalf of smartvote.

Bürger*innen von Lenzburg können den smartvote-Fragebogen mitgestalten.
Bürger*innen von Lenzburg können den smartvote-Fragebogen mitgestalten.

Course of action

For BFH, the project consists of four work packages: The collaboration in the conception of the participatory process, the quality control of the participatory output, an interim evaluation and a final reporting. As part of the participative process, BFH accompanies two workshops with citizens from Lenzburg who want to actively shape the smartvote questionnaire.