E-voting: Switzerland's projects and their legal framework – in a European context
ISSN der Zeitschrift
Electronic voting in Europe - Technology, law, politics and society, workshop of the ESF TED programme together with GI and OCG
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
Firstly, the reader is introduced to the Swiss political system, which can be described as a federalist state with direct democracy. Secondly, the Swiss e-voting pilot projects will be presented, against the background of the political system. Switzerland runs three pilot projects in order to test the feasibility of e- voting. In a third part the legal framework of e-voting in Switzerland is highlighted. In a fourth part the work of the Council of Europe is addressed. A last part contains Recommendations to the Swiss legislator. Today, the legal scheme allows for pilot projects. Should e-voting be introduced in Switzerland, the legal basis has to be adapted, taking into account the experience acquired through the pilot projects, and the Council of Europe's Recommendation on e-voting.