CatDem Seminar E-Democracy

The CatDem Foundation located in Barcelona, Spain, organized a seminar titled Participative democracy, E-Democracy: The expericences of the Netherlands and Switzerland. We (Eric Dubuis and Oliver Spycher) reported on the status in Switzerland (cantons having e-voting systems in operation, experiences) as well as our demand for more transparency (slides).

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Virtuelle Urne für Immigranten

Am 21. Spetember 2010 wurde Baloti, die Abstimmungsplattform für Immigranten, aufgeschaltet. In der Schweiz lebende Ausländer und Ausländerinnen können ihre konsultative Stimme zu aktuellen Abstimmungen abgeben. Die E-Voting-Komponente der Plattform wurde von der E-Voting-Gruppe der Berner Fachhochschule realisiert.

Links: myScience (14.9.2010), Tagesschau SF DRS (21.9.2010), 20 Minuten (21.9.2010), Tagesanzeiger (21.9.2010)


eVoting PhD Workshop 2010

Form September 7 to 9, 2010, the eVoting PhD Workshop 2010 will be held in Firbourg, Switzerland. Please follow the ling to register.


Swiss E-Voting Workshop 2010 - a Success

More than 60 persons (including the speakers) attended the Swiss E-Voting Workshop on September 6, 2010, held in Fribourg, Switzerland. The workshop was organized by the Federal Chancellery of Switzerland (H.-U. Wili, A. Driza Maurer, D. Muster), the University of Fribourg (U. Ultes-Nitsche), and the Bern University of Applied Sciences (R. Haenni, E. Dubuis). Six renowned speakers from abroad (P. Ryan, Luxembourg; O. Pereira, Belgium; M. Clarkson, USA; H. Lipmaa, Estonia; C. Bull, Norway; and J. Puiggali, Spain) had interesting and instructive speeches about the state-of-the-art e-voting systems. For example, the speeches of Ryan, Pereira and Clarkson told clearly that transparency can be achieved thanks of the end-to-end verifiability of votes for the voters. The talk of S. Fischli and O. Spycher on a transparent e-voting system for Baloti, a platform for immigrants of Switzerland, showed how transparency can be achieved in practice.

One third of the participants originate from abroad, a fact that we are very pleased of. Especially worth mentioning is the presence of a delegation from the USA which not only attended the workshop, but was the reason of running another, informal meeting on Tuesday, September 7. The participants on that meeting were, besides the Americans, the speakers, some members of the organization committee, and some other e-voting experts from Switzerland.

The workshop (and the informal meeting) were a success from the organizational point of view, too, which was widely confirmed via the participants' evaluations.


EVOTE 2010

From July 21 to July 24, 2010, the EVOTE 2010, the 4th International Conference on Electronic Voting, took place in Bregenz, Austria. More...

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