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Blockchain-based voting systems and electoral democracy

Call for evidence about risks and benefits of technology solutions for governance

Call for evidence The call for evidence is open to civil society organizations, legal experts, political scientists, ethicists, interested citizens and public interest technologists on the following: History - what is the context of the electoral systems and the history of technology interventions … expand

Call for evidence

The call for evidence is open to civil society organizations, legal experts, political scientists, ethicists, interested citizens and public interest technologists on the following:

  • History - what is the context of the electoral systems and the history of technology interventions leading up to blockchain?

  • Design - what are the technical design decisions which SHOULD and MUST be made for security, authentication, identity binding, data processing and publication, redress and accessibility?

  • Law/regulations - what are the existing laws/regulations which apply to the implementation of a blockchain-based system for elections?

  • Ethics - what are the ethical trade-offs involved in adopting such an IT architecture?

  • Social impact - what are the potential societal impacts of implementing technical solutions with respect to discrimination, inequity and fairness?

  • State of the art - what are the existing approaches which are in the same field or similar domain?

  • Governance and democracy - will the concepts of governance and democracy change when such a system is adopted?

How to submit evidence

We ask all contributors to share a ‘view only’ link (URL) to the content. The content at this link is expected to be available for retrieval at least until the milestone of this project is achieved i.e., creation of a report based on the evidence.

What will we do with this evidence?

The public deliberations will be accompanied by a short report which summarizes the key points raised during the discussions. The evidence submitted will be used to inform the summaries. A report will be produced at the end of the project.

By participating in this Call for Evidence and submitting, unless otherwise stated, you are permitting us to publish the full text of your evidence alongside the reports with correct accreditation. Thus,

  • what you submit as evidence will be searchable and read by the audience/readership
  • your name and your organization’s name, will be published with your evidence, whereever referenced in the report

We do not commit to publishing everything that is submitted in response to this call for evidence. Any submissions which contain defamatory statements will not be published. If there are specific parts of the submission which should not be published, such parts should be specifically marked.

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