On nuances of electronic voting
Submisson type: Master class
We will discuss various considerations for electronic voting and digital electoral rolls and their compliance with democracy principles. We will broadly cover some aspects of the recent reports of the Ctizens’ Commission on Elections (https://www.reclaimtherepublic.co/report) - mainly Volume I, but also some aspects from Volume II related to electoral rolls - and the references therein. In particular, we will discuss issues related to election technology and public trust, and analyse the recommendations of the German Constitutional Court and the recent report of the National Academies of the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine of the USA on the usage of election technology.
Digital democracy and public trust
The faith and trust in public institutions is vital to the continuation of democracy. When choices around digital intervention are not accompanied by a publc consultation the resulting impact is far wider than is usually observed. Technology does not and cannot replace public trust. And when technology is indeed required - it has to be purpose specific, explainable and not undermine the confidenc… more