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1 IST E-POLL Electronic Polling System for remote voting operation Mr. Augusto Coriglioni Siemens Informatica S.p.A. 5 th “Cities on Internet” Conference - Zakopane June 20 th - 22 nd 2001

2 The E-POLL approach The framework will address the following areas:  Vote preparation  Voter identification (anonymity)  Voter authorisation  Vote transmission / security / count

3 Expected Results Citizens/Administrators/Politicians requirements for an electronic voting system Normative recomandations for legislative evolution Complete e-poll system ready to be tested On field real pilots in two countries (I, F) Results evaluation against existing procedures Feedback collection versus users requirements

4 Expected Benefits Evaluated cost decrease around M€ 50 * per election only considering paper Virtual constituency Virtual voting grant European dimension pilot starting January 2002 New e-democracy processes toward a direct relationship with citizens Decrease the effects of “Digital divide” Re-use of previous investments (Italian EID card) Privacy and Security guaranted at the highest level * Source Italian Electoral Dipartment

5 E-POLL Innovative Aspects The European Virtual Ballot Network (EVBN) Innovative information flows among administrations for pre/post vote activities Polling station virtualisation for distance voting Modification of each national Corpus Legis regarding the vote processes Innovative Network infrastructure (non Internet) Fingerprint recognition enabled smartcards Intelligent forms; using advanced automatic authoring system for the production of the electoral forms

6 How was before E-Poll Existing electoral Systems are designed around locations not around people Civil Lists Ballot

7 Civil Lists Voters Information Server Virtual Ballot Box Ubiquitous Voters Kiosk Smart Card Biometric Certification Authority Service How E-POLL works EVBN

8 System Architecture Ballot Papers Ballot system Assessor Voters List Ballot Paper Voting Booth Recognition System Voting Grant Ballot Box Vote

9 Italian Pilots Local Authorities has been involved in a user group to participate the project requirement phase and presented their own projects for the piloting phase. Three cities selected (by now): –Avellino –Campobasso –Cremona

10 French Pilot Local Authorities (both city authorities - with the personal involvment of the major himself - and the regional council with the regional representative of the French Governement) have been deeply involved to participate to the french project requirement phase

11 Mérignac Pilot The chosen city for France is Mérignac in Aquitaine region - Department of Gironde. A specific project has been setup for the piloting phase in order to test E-poll system in real conditions with a voting bureau downtown located and representing 705 voters. The real election will be the legislative one in 2002.

12 Polish Pilot Municipium is the organisation involving all the Municipalities; there is a co-operation with City of Czestochowa in Silesia Region; The Polish Minister of Interior will collaborate in the pilot phase to investigate and simulate a consultation in Poland to test the system.

13 Functionalities Actors Municipality 1 Prefecture 1 Min. Interior OCT 2001 Vote Verificaton BIO Recognition Mix-Net Info to Voters V2 DB maint. V2 Kiosk v2 UMTS network On Card Bio/Rec Con. Security Black List Quality of Service Kiosk v3Kiosk v1 Pin Recognition Voter List Passive Voters GPRS network DB maint. V1 Info to Voters V1 Municipality 2 Prefecture 2 Min. Interior MAR 2002 Parliament Municipality 3 Prefecture 3 Min. Interior JUN 2002 Parliament Embassy European Election Simulation E-POLL Pilot Pathway

14 Identified Issues The issues to widespread use of electronic votes can be summarised as follows: Legislation needs to be adapted. Voters and Administrations need full confidence in the voting process. Security and reliability have to be guaranteed (linux os). Current roles in the election process must be preserved. High initial costs

15 E-POLL: The Partnership Siemens (I) Ministero dell’Interno (I) France Telecom (F) ANCITEL (I) Municipium (PL) Aquitaine Europe Communication (F)

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