Voting in the digital age: confidence in online voting

What are the key criteria of online voting in the digital age? Transparency, security, accessibility, independent oversight, user involvement, and a clear legal framework to ensure fair elections.

Confidence in online voting

Ensuring user confidence in electronic and online voting systems is essential to the adoption and implementation of such platforms within one’s organization.

We then collected data from surveys conducted with our customers to understand the criteria and decision levers that reassure and retain people about eVoting and iVoting technologies.

Here are the results.

Transparency

Electronic and online voting systems ensure a smooth, transparent process and are complete with clear and accurate information on how the system itself works, how votes are cast and counted, and how the system is secured. Audits and super partes tests conducted by specialized third-party companies are also often used to get evidence of this.

Security

Digital voting systems are designed by putting security at the center and rely on standard technologies and protocols to prevent tampering and cyber attacks.

Accessibility

Electronic and online voting systems are developed and designed to be used by everyone, regardless of their level of technical skill and knowledge, so as to ensure that all citizens have an equal opportunity to exercise their right to vote. This means that electronic voting systems are designed to be intuitive and easy to use, even for those who are not very familiar with technology.

Independent supervision

Independent oversight is essential to ensure that electronic voting systems are fair, transparent and secure. This can be implemented through the involvement of independent election observers, as well as always through audits.

User involvement

Users, knowledgeable about their own regulations and statutes, are involved in the design and customization of electronic voting systems, and their feedback is taken into account when making decisions about the development of new features.

Legal framework

A legal framework is essential to ensure that electronic and online voting systems are governed by clear rules and regulations designed to protect the integrity of the electoral process. This especially includes guidelines governing data protection, privacy, security, and anonymity of voting.

With these measures, an electronic voting system can be used effectively to promote fair and transparent elections, thus winning the trust of customers.