Examine the role of technology in elections

Examine the role of technology in elections

Call for evidence about risks and benefits of introducing blockchain in India's electoral systems

This is an open call for evidence to receive a wide range of inputs and perspectives on the issue of implementing blockchain-based solutions for elections in India. The inputs will form the basis for public deliberations. A report will be produced - collated from the evidence - to provide guidance on the pros and cons resulting from the use of technology in elections and associated issues of enrollment, identification and citizens’ participation in national, state and local elections.

The following activities will take place under this project:

  1. Weekly master classes, conducted by academicians and practitioners to develop awareness about about the historicity of election systems, and why the current systems work the way they do from the point of view of access, equity and accountability.
  2. Public deliberations around the Call for Evidence - where submissions are grouped together to review the risks and benefits of implementing blockchain (or distributed ledger) based technologies in the electoral voting systems - from sociological, technical, legal and rights’ based perspectives.
  3. Creation of a collaborative report which lays out the pros and cons of implementing blockchain-based technologies in the electoral system.

Participation

You can participate in this project by:

  1. Attending the weekly master classes. RSVP to join.
  2. Suggest/connect with speakers who can teach master classes.
  3. Spread a good word about the Call for Evidence.
  4. Volunteer by contributing with skills - copy-editing, translations, organizing sessions.

About Kaarana: Kaarana (reason) is a forum for examining the rationale of public digital infrastructure (Aadhaar, etc). The group publication is at medium.com/karana, with members contributing to several others.
Twitter : https://twitter.com/kaarana_
Watch videos of Kaarana events on: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL279M8GbNsevu45saFnJGx_-Yv1CyDtV-

Contact details: If you have a question, post a comment. You can also post questions and join conversations in Kaarana’s Telegram group https://t.me/kaarana

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One Vote is an initiative to examine a diverse set of inputs and perspectives regarding the introduction and evolution of technology as part of the elections. We use public discourse, deliberations and reports to raise awareness about this topic for a lay audience. One Vote is designed to enable cr… more

This is an open call for evidence to receive a wide range of inputs and perspectives on the issue of implementing blockchain-based solutions for elections in India. The inputs will form the basis for public deliberations. A report will be produced - collated from the evidence - to provide guidance on the pros and cons resulting from the use of technology in elections and associated issues of enrollment, identification and citizens’ participation in national, state and local elections.

The following activities will take place under this project:

  1. Weekly master classes, conducted by academicians and practitioners to develop awareness about about the historicity of election systems, and why the current systems work the way they do from the point of view of access, equity and accountability.
  2. Public deliberations around the Call for Evidence - where submissions are grouped together to review the risks and benefits of implementing blockchain (or distributed ledger) based technologies in the electoral voting systems - from sociological, technical, legal and rights’ based perspectives.
  3. Creation of a collaborative report which lays out the pros and cons of implementing blockchain-based technologies in the electoral system.

Participation

You can participate in this project by:

  1. Attending the weekly master classes. RSVP to join.
  2. Suggest/connect with speakers who can teach master classes.
  3. Spread a good word about the Call for Evidence.
  4. Volunteer by contributing with skills - copy-editing, translations, organizing sessions.

About Kaarana: Kaarana (reason) is a forum for examining the rationale of public digital infrastructure (Aadhaar, etc). The group publication is at medium.com/karana, with members contributing to several others.
Twitter : https://twitter.com/kaarana_
Watch videos of Kaarana events on: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL279M8GbNsevu45saFnJGx_-Yv1CyDtV-

Contact details: If you have a question, post a comment. You can also post questions and join conversations in Kaarana’s Telegram group https://t.me/kaarana

Videos

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On the nuances of electronic voting

Subhashis Banerjee, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT-Delhi. Moderated by Smari McCarthy - MP in Iceland Parliament from Pirate Party

2 hours25 May 2021

Publicly verifiable voting: a design sketch illustration

Subhashis Banerjee, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT-Delhi. Moderated by Smari McCarthy - MP in Iceland Parliament from Pirate Party

2 hours23 June 2021

Field notes from elections

Kannan Gopinathan - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kannan_Gopinathan. Moderated by Suman Kar, head of cybersecurity at Banbreach

2 hours23 June 2021

Prints in the sand of time: the construction of uniqueness before biometric authentication

Tarangini Sriraman, faculty at Azim Premji University

2 hours 5 August 2021

Digital democracy and public trust

Nanjala Nyabola (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanjala_Nyabola). Moderated by Hina Binte Haq, NUST and Maryem Usmani, Research Associate

2 hours23 June 2021

Hosted by

One Vote is an initiative to examine a diverse set of inputs and perspectives regarding the introduction and evolution of technology as part of the elections. We use public discourse, deliberations and reports to raise awareness about this topic for a lay audience. One Vote is designed to enable cr… more