is this Study about?
Internet-based voting systems start to draw the attention of companies, organisations and governments. E-voting systems in general can be used for the simple voting of the speaker of a school class up to very demanding Internet-based political elections.
Network operators have experience with telephony based voting, and have experience with large security infrastructures and the implementation of cryptographic protocols. At the same time network operators are constantly looking for new services.
The questions addressed by this study are whether e-voting is an opportunity for a new value added service offered by network operators, and which are the technical but also legal/social/political issues that need to be addressed.
The focus of the study is to narrow the scope for Internet-based voting systems or e-voting in general. The study should produce a list of critical issues related to e-voting that need to be addressed before a service can be offered. The list could separate the issues into such that:
What are the main objectives of this Study?
The main objectives of this Study are to:
One important aspect of the study is to form an opinion on the expected timeframe for a possible deployment of variations of e-voting systems, based on the expected public confidence in such systems. Based on this timeframe, business related decisions could be taken, with respect to deployment of infrastructure to support e-voting and offering e-voting services on the market.Project clients and intended exploitation of results
What are the expected results?
Furthermore, it is intended to propose a project for the EURESCOM Work Programme to experiment, model and simulate e-voting systems.