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Report on electronic democracy projects, legal issues of Internet voting and users (i.e. voters and authorities representatives) requirements analysis

Project

CYBERVOTE

Contract

IST-1999-20338

Client

European Commission

Reference

CYBERVOTE:WP2:D4/V2:2000

Issue (draft)

1.0

Date

1 June 2001

Status

Final

Nature

Public

Authors

Bart VAN OUDENHOVE

Organisation

K.U.Leuven Research & Development

 

Karl SCHLICHTING

 

Freie Hansestadt Bremen

 

Susanne SIEBALD

 

Freie Hansestadt Bremen

 

Dr-Ing Ulrich TUCHOLKE

 

Freie Hansestadt Bremen

 

Sébastien LÉVY

 

Mairie d'Issy-les-Moulineaux

 

Eric LEGALE

 

Mairie d'Issy-les-Moulineaux

 

Audrey LAIGNEAU

 

Mairie d'Issy-les-Moulineaux

 

Olov FORSGREN

 

Kista Stadsdelsnämnd

 

Tomas OHLIN

 

Kista Stadsdelsnämnd

 

Name

Role

Organisation

Checked by

Antoon BOSSELAERS

Deliverable leader

K.U.Leuven Research & Development

Approved by

Sylvie BRUNESSAUX

WP2 Manager

MATRA Systèmes & Information

Authorised by

Stéphan BRUNESSAUX

Project Director

MATRA Systèmes & Information

Distribution list

Name

Organisation

Antonis GALETSAS

European Commission

Stéphan BRUNESSAUX

MATRA Systèmes & Information

Simon J.D. PHOENIX

British Telecommunications

Antoon BOSSELAERS

K.U.Leuven Research & Development

Sébastien LEVY

Mairie d'Issy-les-Moulineaux

Karl SCHLICHTING

Freie Hansestadt Bremen

N. ASOKAN

NOKIA Research Centre

Berry SCHOENMAKERS

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

Leif RYDÉN

Kista Stadsdelsnämnd

Synopsis

File name

Amendment History

Disclaimer

Scope of CyberVote

Executive summary

1 Introduction *

2 Elections: Basic principles *

3 The Election regulations today *

4 Summary of the characteristics of the European voting systems *

5 Conclusion *

6 References *

7 Points of Contact for further information *

1 INTRODUCTION


1.1 Scope of analysis

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1.2 What is an online voting system?

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1.3 Desirability of Internet Voting

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1.4 Feasibility of Internet Voting

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1.5 Method of Analysis

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1 Internet Voting Report, California Internet Voting Task Force, January 2000 (USA) - http://www.ss.ca.gov/executive/ivote/

2 For a description of the digital signature technique, see D4 Volume 1: "Review of electronic democracy projects".

3 This study intends to report on the requirements for organising legally binding democratic public elections. It does not intend to offer technical solutions to these problems. These are provided in the technical part of the CyberVote project, by offering a state of the art voting system, which is technically able to address these firm requirements.

4 Directive 2000/31/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular electronic commerce, in the Internal Market;

5 Directive 1999/93/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 1999 on a Community framework for electronic signatures;

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