| | | |Revisiting legal and regulatory requirements for protect e-voting | | | | | |Lilian MITROU1 Dimitris GRITZALIS2, Sokratis KATSIKAS1 | |1 Dept. details and Conversation Systems, School of the Aegean | |Karlovassi, Samos GR-83200, Greece | |e-mail: t. [email protected] grms, [email protected] grms | |2 Dept. of Informatics, Athens University of Economics and Business | |76 Patission Ave., Athens GR-10434, Greece | |e-mail: [email protected] grms
Subjective: This paper addresses the democracy-oriented legal and constitutional requirements that the electronic voting system needs to comply with. Their scope includes every selection or decision-making process, which usually takes place through voting. Due mainly for the digital split and to current technological limitation, electronic voting cannot be proposed as a widespread means of voting but rather alternatively option, supplemental to classic voting means. An electronic voting process should be designed in these kinds of a way as to guarantee the standard, free, equal and magic formula character of elections. Within a democratic context an electronic voting system should certainly respect and ensure attributes and properties just like transparency, verifiability, accountability, protection and accuracy. Only then can it foster and promote the participation of the citizens, the legitimacy and the democratic transaction of the election method.
Key words: Security, electronic voting, voting systems, user requirements, legal requirements, secure information systems.
Acknowledgements: This work continues to be supported simply by the Euro Commission, IST Programme, Task e-vote (An Internet-based electric voting system).
Introduction -- METHODOLOGY
In this daily news, the term " e-voteвЂќ (electronic voting) is employed to denote a voting method, which permits voters to cast a secure and secret boule over the Internet or an Intranet (in the truth of " internalвЂќ polls or decision making). Inside the framework on this paper, a great e-voting procedure may fall in one of the next four groups: a)Public polls and/or referenda at express and/or regional level (with binding effects). b)Internal elections and similar decision types of procedures.
c)Advisory polls for decision-making and prediction referenda. d)Internet polls.
The aim of this paper is usually to discuss if an e-voting scheme could meet the constitutional and other with legal requirements, as these are laid straight down in the worldwide legal and regulatory construction. The conventional paper deals with how an e-vote process needs to be designed and implemented to be able to comply with the democratic political election principles and rights as well as to other human rights, which will constitute the cornerstone with the international legal civilization. Problems are talked about in the light of the voting principles and rights with the users in an election process, which are identical within the European Union member states. The range of the conventional paper is not limited to the general public elections, although also includes every election or perhaps decision-making process, which occurs through voting. It extends also to (Internet or Intranet) polls without holding effects (if the latter -- in view of all their nature or perhaps their level - can influence people discourse within a given...
References: 5. Cybervote Project, Statement on electronic digital democracy tasks, legal issues of websites voting and users requirements analysis, Euro Commission, IST Programme, 2150.