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Updated European standards for e-voting. The Council of Europe recommendation Rec(2017)5 on standards for e-voting


Driza Maurer, Ardita (2017). Updated European standards for e-voting. The Council of Europe recommendation Rec(2017)5 on standards for e-voting. In: Krimmer, Robert; Volkamer, Melanie; Braun Binder, Nadja; et al. Electronic Voting Second International Joint Conference, E-Vote-ID 2017, Bregenz, Austria, October 24-27, 2017, Proceedings. Cham: Springer, 146-162.

Abstract

The Council of Europe is the only international organization to have issued recommendations on the regulation of the use of e-voting. The 2004 Recommendation to member States, Rec(2004)11 and the two 2010 Guidelines on certification and on transparency were recently repealed and replaced by Rec (2017)5 on Standards for e-voting and the associated Guidelines on its implementation. We discuss the 2017 Recommendation and the main novelties introduced by it. The Recommendation extends the definition of e-voting to include pure e-counting. It enlists 49 standards which set objectives that e-voting should fulfill to comply with the principles and conditions for democratic elec- tions of the European electoral heritage. Detailed guidelines for the implemen- tation of the objectives are collected in a lower level document, the Guidelines on the implementation of the provisions of Rec(2017)5. The guidelines are expected to be completed through further work. The main differences between the old and the new Council of Europe standards on e-voting are outlined. Correlations are illustrated. The expected use, impact and evolution of the Recommendation and Guidelines are briefly explained.

Abstract

The Council of Europe is the only international organization to have issued recommendations on the regulation of the use of e-voting. The 2004 Recommendation to member States, Rec(2004)11 and the two 2010 Guidelines on certification and on transparency were recently repealed and replaced by Rec (2017)5 on Standards for e-voting and the associated Guidelines on its implementation. We discuss the 2017 Recommendation and the main novelties introduced by it. The Recommendation extends the definition of e-voting to include pure e-counting. It enlists 49 standards which set objectives that e-voting should fulfill to comply with the principles and conditions for democratic elec- tions of the European electoral heritage. Detailed guidelines for the implemen- tation of the objectives are collected in a lower level document, the Guidelines on the implementation of the provisions of Rec(2017)5. The guidelines are expected to be completed through further work. The main differences between the old and the new Council of Europe standards on e-voting are outlined. Correlations are illustrated. The expected use, impact and evolution of the Recommendation and Guidelines are briefly explained.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:02 Faculty of Law > Centre for Democracy Studies Aarau (C2D)
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:20 Dec 2017 14:01
Last Modified:19 Feb 2018 09:35
Publisher:Springer
Series Name:Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number:10615
ISSN:0302-9743
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68687-5_9
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/ZAD:default_scope:ebi01_prod011077987 (Library Catalogue)

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