E-Voting Best Practices

A compilation of the Best (and Worst) practices regarding Electronic and Internet voting, to educate citizens and developers in the direction of innovative solutions.
Electronic voting (also known as e-voting) is a term encompassing several different types of voting, embracing both electronic means of casting a vote and electronic means of counting votes. e-Voting can make use of many different technologies from punch cards to DRE (Direct-Recording Electronic) voting systems. It can also involve transmission of ballots and votes via telephones, private computer networks, or the Internet.

e-Voting technology can speed up the counting of ballots and provide improved accessibility for disabled voters. However, there is great controversy that electronic voting, especially DRE voting, can facilitate electoral fraud.

e-Voting systems may offer advantages compared to other voting techniques. An electronic voting system can be involved in any one of a number of steps in the setup, distributing, voting, collecting, and counting of ballots, and thus may or may not introduce advantages into any of these steps.

We try to identify the best and the worst practices in e-Voting, and address potential flaws and weaknesses through Continuous Democracy and User-Verifiable Telematics.