Certification of ICTs in Elections
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This book is a guide on how best to achieve quality control in election technologies, such as electronic voting or tabulation systems. The key elements of quality control are certification and evaluation. Certification refers to the confirmation proof of compliance with a given standard. Evaluation is the most labour intensive part of the quality control process during which the requirements, designs, hardware, firmware, software, networks and operational contexts are examined for faults. An election technology can only be certified by third-party reviewers who are accredited to assess compliance with a standard.
An EMB should consider quality control early in the process of introducing new technologies, starting during the feasibility study, and especially if it is bound by law to provide such a certification. The evaluation reports and related documents can also be used to increase the transparency of the election, improve the dialogue between EMBs and voters, and increase the EMB’s credibility.
|Place of Publication||Stockholm|
|Number of pages||76|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|