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E-Voting Source Code Made Public In Estonia 88

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New submitter paavo512 writes "Server-side source code used for electronic voting was made fully public by Estonian officials on July 11 (in Estonian). The aim is to encourage more specialists to get involved in the technical analysis of the software. It is hoped that public overview will help to ensure the security of the system. E-voting has been successfully used five times in Estonia since 2007. It facilitates national ID cards which are obligatory for all citizens. In the next municipal elections later this year it is planned to test an experimental feature where the voter can check via a physically separate channel (smart phone) if his or her vote has been registered correctly. The publicized source code is available at GitHub."
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E-Voting Source Code Made Public In Estonia

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 12, 2013 @03:28PM (#44264191)

    National ID cards are NOT mandatory for citizens.

    E-voting used five times? Uh, it has been an OPTION. People vote in person mostly. In press articles+commentaries, e-voting has drawn rampant suspicions of corruption. (There's a scandal with some party internal voting, which is quite unrelated, but......)

    As an estonian, I have to say I bloody hate this stupid hype. I also believe the cheapest and most reliable method of voting continues to be in-person voting. (Your BRAIN, casting the vote, is attached to your FACE, which typically is fuzzy-recognized by the local officials. This system is very hard to improve upon.)

    captcha: contrary

  • Re:The big question (Score:3, Informative)

    by lister king of smeg (2481612) on Friday July 12, 2013 @04:29PM (#44264713)

    Ken Thompson compiler hack?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday July 12, 2013 @04:31PM (#44264737)

    National ID cards are NOT mandatory for citizens.

    E-voting used five times? Uh, it has been an OPTION. People vote in person mostly. In press articles+commentaries, e-voting has drawn rampant suspicions of corruption. (There's a scandal with some party internal voting, which is quite unrelated, but......)

    As an estonian, I have to say I bloody hate this stupid hype. I also believe the cheapest and most reliable method of voting continues to be in-person voting. (Your BRAIN, casting the vote, is attached to your FACE, which typically is fuzzy-recognized by the local officials. This system is very hard to improve upon.)

    captcha: contrary

    You are a lousy estonian then. ID cards are mandatory, passports are not. Soovitan sul seadust lugeda seltsimees.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 13, 2013 @06:37AM (#44268775)

    This is correct. Parent is not.
    (Estonian here as well, but I don't think calling each other comrades is "the thing" after the collapse of Soviet Union.)

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