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2 (Remote) e-voting in the Netherlands Leontine Loeber Constitutional Affairs and Legislation Susanne Caarls Public Sector Innovation and Information Policy Department

3 E-voting in the Netherlands Elections for the Lower House on the 22th November Intented use of Sdu and Nedap machines in most municipalities 10 municipalities: paper ballots Sdu machines could not be used

4 E-voting in the media Fokke and Sukke find it very useful: The best part is: you don’t only know what somebody voted, but you can also hear the travel reports

5 What happened and why now? Elections in March: first use of e- voting in Amsterdam Protest group: sniet.nl (we don’t trust voting computers) sniet.nl Main complaints: computers not safe from hacking and computers can be tapped (invasion of secrecy of the vote)

6 Why withdrawal of approval Sdu? Claim that computers could be tapped Investigation by Dutch General Information and Security Service Results: claims are true Minister has to guarantee secrecy of vote

7 Future? Elections in March, still uncertain if e-voting will be used Independent committee will advise on the use of e- voting in the Netherlands in the future Probably debate with the new elected Lower House Also on use of internet voting

8 Internet voting First experiment European Parliament elections 1 June - 10 June 2004 Dutch voters abroad Experiment Act Telephone voting: 480 votes Internet voting: 4.871votes Total: votes

9 Experiment 2006 Rijnland Internet Election System Winner of the UN Public Service Award for “Improving transparency, accountability, and responsiveness in the Public Service”. Voter can check if his vote cast has been counted

10 Future internet voting Evaluation Make internet voting a basic facility

11 Thank you Leontine Loeber Susanne Caarls


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