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IDT Open Seminar: Can we build trustworthy and trusted on-line voting systems?


Paul Gibson, Telecom Sud Paris



Start time:

2022-10-18 13:15

End time:

2022-10-18 14:30



Contact person:


This talk will discuss the history of voting, the use of electronic voting machines, and the move towards on-line voting. The historical context will be used to illustrate the main issues that arise when voting remotely. It will be argued that e-voting in a controlled environment is now both possible and desirable. However, e-voting on-line requires compromising fundamental requirements of most voting systems. Current state of the art in on-line voting will be presented, and analysed with respect to whether they can be trusted to do what they claim. The presentation concludes with a more general discussion on how technology may be threatening democracy.