Category Archives: e-voting

Identification

Got your SuissID? Internet-based platforms allowing for C2G (citizen to government) transactions, such as internet voting or other services proposed by online governmental portals, must be able to correctly identify the citizen who tries to conclude the transaction. That’s the … Continue reading

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Transparency

Better understanding the system Transparency is becoming an increasingly important issue for the public and the electoral authorities. Recent federal and cantonal laws on transparency of the activities of the administrations, as well as a certain degree of suspition towards … Continue reading

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Standardization

A data standard for Swiss political rights Digital handling of information requires standardized data. This is particularly necessary if data from different sources are to be collated, compared, merged and so on. In a Confederation of States like Switzerland where … Continue reading

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Legislation

Striking a balance between prohibition and liberalization of internet voting Nothing summarizes better the contradictory feelings towards introducing internet voting than developments in Canton Vaud. A few years ago a motion signed by cantonal MPs from almost all political parties … Continue reading

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Echoes from 2011

OSCE/ODIHR Assessment of the 2011 Federal Elections On January 30, 2012 the OSCE/ODIHR, published its election assessment mission report on the federal elections that took place on October 23, 2011. The report highlighted the vitality of the Swiss democracy and … Continue reading

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A LOOK INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL OF 2013

When launching this blog one of the big questions I was faced to was – where to start? Which event do I want to highlight as THE number one post? Electronic information processing is increasingly present in the Swiss electoral … Continue reading

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