Revisiting Legal and Regulatory Requirements for Secure E-Voting [chapter]

Lilian Mitrou, Dimitris Gritzalis, Sokratis Katsikas
2002 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
Key words: This paper addresses the democracy-oriented legal and constitutional requirements that an electronic voting system has to comply with. Its scope covers every election or decision-making process, which takes place through voting. Due mainly to the digital divide and to current technological limitation, electronic voting cannot be proposed as a universal means of voting but rather as an alternative option, supplemental to traditional voting means. An electronic voting process must be
more » ... signed in such a way as to guarantee the general, free, equal and secret character of elections. In a democratic context an electronic voting system should respect and ensure attributes and properties such as transparency, verifiability, accountability, security and accuracy. Only then can it foster and promote the participation of the citizens, the legitimacy and the democratic transaction of the election process. Security, electronic voting, voting technologies, user requirements, legal requirements, secure information systems. Acknowledgements: This work has been supported in part by the European Commission, 1ST Programme, Project e-vote (An Internet-based electronic voting system).
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-35586-3_37 fatcat:gbhcqr5rznb4powevshnnafzwe