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New Voting Technologies and Elections in Federal and Regional States in Practice


Serdült, Uwe; McArdle, Michele; Milic, Thomas; Wheatley, Jonathan (2016). New Voting Technologies and Elections in Federal and Regional States in Practice. Electoral Expert Review, 2016:79-92.

Abstract

Experimentation with new voting technologies (NVT) typically starts with a pilot scheme on a lower level of government where not much harm can be done in case of failure. In this overview article across some of the most well-known federations, we are looking at practice and the legal bases for such pilots. The way NVTs are regulated is far from being harmonised and can be founded on an explicit legal basis or just as well on the lack thereof. The phase of the electoral cycle for which NVT are most common relates to electronic means of counting votes, whereas remote voting with the use of the Internet is still very much an exotic undertaking. A more recent dynamic can be observed for e-collecting schemes attached to e-petition systems. More centralised legislation does not seem necessary at this stage and will appear once a threshold of practice has been reached.

Abstract

Experimentation with new voting technologies (NVT) typically starts with a pilot scheme on a lower level of government where not much harm can be done in case of failure. In this overview article across some of the most well-known federations, we are looking at practice and the legal bases for such pilots. The way NVTs are regulated is far from being harmonised and can be founded on an explicit legal basis or just as well on the lack thereof. The phase of the electoral cycle for which NVT are most common relates to electronic means of counting votes, whereas remote voting with the use of the Internet is still very much an exotic undertaking. A more recent dynamic can be observed for e-collecting schemes attached to e-petition systems. More centralised legislation does not seem necessary at this stage and will appear once a threshold of practice has been reached.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:02 Faculty of Law > Institute of Legal Sciences > Constitutional, Administrative and International Law
02 Faculty of Law > Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (C2D)
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
Uncontrolled Keywords:electronic voting; Internet voting; e-counting; e-collection; e-petition
Language:English
Date:April 2016
Deposited On:26 Aug 2016 14:00
Last Modified:31 Aug 2016 07:02
Publisher:Autoritatea Electorala Permanenta
ISSN:2393-3143
Additional Information:Special edition of the ELECTORAL EXPERT Review 2016
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.roaep.ro/prezentare/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Expert_Electoral_Ed_%20Speciala%202016.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.roaep.ro/prezentare/en/stire/expert-electoral-revista-de-studii-analize-si-cercetari-electorale-editata-de-aep/ (Organisation)

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