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Internet voting is a controversial subject with respect to both its security and its potential benefits. Because of the heated debate and prevailing concerns, there is little empirical evidence regarding the plusses and minuses of Internet voting. In this paper, we present the empirical results of one of the pioneering Internet voting systems, which was first introduced in 2004 in the Canton Zurich, Switzerland. The results are based on eleven tests conducted using this system over a three year test phase, where approximately 100&#x2019;000 votes were cast over a representative region of the overall electorate of the Canton Zurich. The findings of this test provide important insights for realizing large-scale Internet voting.