Tag Archives: Switzerland

Switzerland’s new legislation on internet voting

Established practices, new rules and future perspectives Last Sunday, 9 February 2014, is going to stay in Swiss voting history as the day when voters decided to put an end to the free movement of persons with the European Union … Continue reading

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Voting and technology in 2013, a retrospective

Time line of major developments in Switzerland and beyond For a start, I wish you, dear reader, a happy and successful year! This first 2014 post will look back into 2013 which was exceptionally rich in developments related to political … Continue reading

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How to observe e-enabled elections?

OSCE/ODIHR Handbook for the Observation of New Voting Technologies How to observe an election process in which information and communication technologies (ICT) are used? This is the question at the heart of the recently published OSCE/ODIHR “Handbook for the Observation … Continue reading

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Casting votes on the Internet

Switzerland & the Future of Elections The spring 2013 issue of the Harvard International Review features an article on the Swiss internet voting experience, by Alexander H. Trechsel and Urs Gasser. Published before the latest developments of last Summer (Report … Continue reading

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“Internet voting and federalism: the Swiss case” in RGDPC

New paper The Spanish General Review of Compared Public Law (Revista general de derecho publico comparado or RGDPC) dedicates a special issue to the juridical dimension of e-voting, “El voto electrónico y sus dimensiones jurídicas: entre la ingenua complacencia y … 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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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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