Category Archives: e-voting

Quid novi Juris?

Swiss Internet Voting Legislation and Jurisprudence – actual state One of the most significant novelties announced to take place in 2013 is already there: a proposed modification of section 6a of the federal ordinance on political rights regulating internet voting … Continue reading

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Talking about transparency?

Publication of Audit Reports of Geneva Internet Voting System Switzerland. For the first time audit reports of an internet voting system are made entirely available online. The Geneva internet voting system was submitted to three tests in 2012: intrusion test, … Continue reading

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Exercise your voting rights

May 1st: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Electronic Voting, be it on electronic machines used in polling stations or be it distant Internet voting from a personal computer, is often considered to be a useful tool … Continue reading

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Cantonal elections

Counting of (internet) voting results postponed Canton Neuchâtel had quite a special election today. For the first time in Switzerland a general election of a cantonal parliament was held with internet voting as a third voting channel. Internet voting is … Continue reading

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Expérience cantonale de vote par Internet

Rapport zurichois La votation fédérale du 3 mars 2013 fût l’occasion pour quelques 152’000 électeurs dans onze cantons de voter par internet. Quelques jours après le Conseil fédéral autorisait 12 cantons à faire du vote par internet lors de la … Continue reading

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Future of Voting Systems

Exploring trends in voting system technology A two and a half days Symposium on the Future of Voting Systems is taking place in Maryland (USA). The event is webcast live and related conversation can be followed on twitter at #FOV13. … Continue reading

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Welcome author Jordi Barrat!

I am pleased to announce that Jordi Barrat, professor of constitutional law at the Rovira i Virgili University (Spain) and renowned specialist of e-voting joins electoralpractice. Jordi is the author of several studies on the compliance of e-voting systems with … Continue reading

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International regulation of e-voting

The Council of Europe’s Recomendation Rec2004(11): a brief recapitulation The Recommendation Rec(2004)11 of the Council of Europe on legal, operational and technical standards on e-voting already has almost a decade of life. Its broad scope encompasses both internet voting procedures and … Continue reading

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Integrity investigation

Election forensics A recently published virtual issue on election fraud and electoral integrity [Ines Levin and Michael Alvarez Publishers] assembles recent research on the use of mathematical methods to detect fraud in elections. The papers are made available for free … Continue reading

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Internet Voting

Evaluating the past, preparing the future Internet voting continues to be the driving force in electoral practice digitization. Since May 2006 when the federal Government (federal Council) published its second report on internet voting recommending its gradual introduction, trials with … Continue reading

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