Sixth Sense Technology

Topics: Elections, Voting, Election Pages: 23 (6448 words) Published: March 25, 2012
University of Fribourg Information Systems Research Group Seminar work on E-government

Case Studies on E-Voting

Students: Daniele Cavadini Lorenzo Cimasoni

Professor: Dr. Andreas Meier

Assistant: Nicolas Werro

Autumn Semester 2007

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Contents
1 Introduction 1.1 Objective and problem definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.2 Proceeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Case Studies 2.1 E-Voting in Switzerland . . . . 2.1.1 Introduction . . . . . . 2.1.2 Geneva Pilot Project . . 2.1.3 Neuchˆtel Pilot Project a 2.1.4 Zurich Pilot Project . . 2.2 E-Voting in UK . . . . . . . . . 2.2.1 Tested methods . . . . . 2.2.2 Security / Control . . . 2.2.3 Problems . . . . . . . . 2.3 E-Voting in Estonia . . . . . . 2.3.1 Introduction . . . . . . 2.3.2 System definition . . . . 2.4 E-Voting in USA . . . . . . . . 2.4.1 The SERVE project . . 2.4.2 Remarks . . . . . . . . . 3 Conclusions 3.1 Security . . . . . . 3.2 Political choice . . 3.3 Internet evolution . 3.4 Considerations . . Bibliography 2 2 2 4 4 4 6 10 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 17 17 18 18 18 19 19 19 21

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1.1

Introduction
Objective and problem definition

The aim of this Seminar is to give a wide overview on a specific E-Government topic, E-Voting, analysing the most interesting case studies and giving as far as possible a wide overview from technical to political perspective. E-Voting has been attracting a lot of interest during the past years trained by the will of many countries to develop E-Government and EDemocracy systems. The interest of E-Voting is spread at different level of the society, governments, parliaments, electorate, academic and industry are in different way attracted in this argument. In different countries the interest in E-Voting is growing very fast. The number of E-Voting tests that take place is also growing with different approach and motivation for each country. With those test is possible to learn new interesting lesson, share the different project and try to create a really valid E-Voting system. There are some categories that E-Voting tests can be divided, there are private pilot project, countries that tried with difficulties to introduce EVoting (H, SLO, US, ...), academic works with field test (D, A) and election administrations of countries, regions or municipalities with advanced pilots (CH, UK, EST). Another point to take in consideration is that is possible to subdivide the E-Voting term in 2 different concept: • E-Voting supervised by representatives of governmental with electronic voting machines at the polling stations • E-Voting not physically supervised, like voting from a computer via the internet, by mobile phones (using SMS), via Digital TV, or at public kiosks. This last method can also be called Remote E-Voting, or Internet Voting. The EVE1 research program revealed that Internet voting has been considered by countries which had already modernised their voting system (Figure 1) with measures such as the installation of voting machines in polling stations, the introduction of postal voting or the use of Internet in election or voting campaigns.

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Proceeding

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References: [Bonard 2002] Claude Bonard, The Geneva e-voting project, In: World Civil Society Forum, July 2002, available: http://www.geneve.ch/ chancellerie/E-governement/doc/CB_forummondialsocivile.pdf, accessed 3th of November 2007. [Braun 2006] Nadja Braun, E-Voting - the Swiss experience, CoE: e-voting review meeting, Strasbourg, November 2006, available: http://www.coe.int/t/e/integrated_projects/democracy/ EVoting/pptbraunch.ppt, accessed 4th of November 2007. [Braun 2006] Nadja Braun, Daniel Braendli, Swiss E-Voting Pilot Projects: Evaluation, Situation Analysis and How to Proceed, Swiss Federal Chancellery, 2006, available: http://static.twoday.net/evoting/files/ braun_braendli_swiss_e-voting_27_36.pdf, accessed 4th of November 2007. [Buchsbaum 2004] Thomas M. Buchsbaum, E-Voting: International Developments and Lesson Learnt, Deferal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Austria, 2004, available: static.twoday.net/evoting/files/buchsbaum_ p31-42.pdf, accessed 13th of November 2007. [Estonia 2005] The nation election committee, E-Voting system Overview, Tallinn, 2005, available: http://www.vvk.ee/elektr/docs/ Yldkirjeldus-eng.pdf, accessed 10nd of November 2007. [Etat de gen´ve 2007] Etat de Gen´ve, Geneva eVoting system best practice, e e In: E-Voting, available: http://www.geneve.ch/evoting/english/ etude_projet_evoting.asp, accessed 2nd of November 2007. [Geneva State 2006] Geneva State Governement, State Council’s Report, In: Grand Council on the Geneva electronic voting project, Geneva, May 2006, available: http://www.epractice.eu/files/upload/gpc/ document/574-1185281698.pdf, accessed 4th of November 2007. [Geser 2002] Hans Geser, E-voting projects in Switzerland, Sociology in Switzerland, Zurich, August 2002, available: http://socio.ch/ intcom/t_hgeser12.htm, accessed 10th of November 2007. [Guichet 2004] Rapport du Conseil d’Etat au Grand Conseil, ´ ´ GUICHET SECURISE UNIQUE, In: projet de loi sur le guichet s´curis´ unique (LGSU), Neuchˆtel, August 2004, e e a available: www.ne.ch/neat/documents/Autorites/gc_1414/ODJ_1702/GC_ 2004_10_files/04034_fa.pdf, accessed 12th of November 2007.
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[McGaley 2003] Margaret McGaley, J. Paul Gibson, Electronic Voting: a safety critical system, Mars 2003, available: http://www.evoting.cs. may.ie/Project/report.pdf, accessed 15th of November 2007. [Swissinfo 2007] Swissinfo, Expatriates push for e-voting, In: News, available: http://www.swissinfo.org/eng/swissinfo.html?siteSect= 43&sid=7675340, accessed 4th of November 2007. [Tableau 2007] Chancellerie F´d´rale, Tableau synoptique des essais de vote e e ´lectronique ayant eu lieu en Suisse, In: Documents, August 2007, availe able: http://www.bk.admin.ch/themen/pore/evoting/00776/index. html?lang=fr, accessed 22th of November 2007. [Xenakis 2004] Alexandros Xenakis, Ann Macintosh, The UK deployement of the e-electoral register, International Teledemocracy Centre, Bregenz, July 2004, available: http://www.e-voting.at/scripts/download. php?F_ID=103, accessed 13th of November 2007.
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