Combatting electoral traces: the Dutch tempest discussion and beyond


Pieters, W. (2009) Combatting electoral traces: the Dutch tempest discussion and beyond. [Report]

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Abstract:In the Dutch e-voting debate, the crucial issue leading to the abandonment of all electronic voting machines was compromising radiation, or tempest. Other countries, however, do not seem to be bothered by this risk. In this paper, we use actor-network theory to analyse the socio-technical origins of the Dutch tempest issue in e-voting, and its consequences for e-voting beyond the Netherlands. We introduce the term electoral traces to denote any physical, digital or social evidence of a voter's choices in an election. From this perspective, we provide guidelines for risk analysis as well as an overview of countermeasures.
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Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
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