According to a survey by Headquarters, of the 300 emigrants and Portuguese descendants covered by this survey, 61% said they trusted the electoral process, as it is organised today, "under the law, for Portuguese residents abroad", against 40% who responded that they did not trust it.

Furthermore, "90.4% of respondents are in favour of electronic voting", because of the difficulty of voting in the Portuguese Communities, distance from polling stations, postal ballots that do not arrive, or arrive after the deadline, states the survey report, promoted by Sedes - Association for Economic and Social Development.

The remaining respondents said they had doubts about electronic voting, for security reasons, fears of fraud and that it is difficult to audit.