Electoral assistance and Census

E-Voting

 

The Council of Europe continues to be the only organisation in Europe able to set intergovernmental standards in the field of e-voting.

The Recommendation Rec(2004)11 on legal, operational and technical standards for e-voting remains the only source of reference on the subject, and is even used in national jurisprudence, as well as by other relevant international actors.

Since its adoption, the Recommendation has been subject to biennial review meetings. Discussions in the Council of Europe’s competent Rapporteur Group (GR-DEM) as well as a recent expert meeting on the Recommendation have also shown a growing consensus as to the need to update the present Recommendation, given newer technological and societal developments over time.

In this context, the fifth review-meeting on the Recommendation has been scheduled to be held in Lochau (Austria) on October 28. The meeting will be aimed at taking stock of the latest developments in its implementation and practice by election authorities in Member States.

It will be an opportunity to bring countries up to date regarding the latest developments on e-voting in Europe and also for enter into first discussions as to the content of the upcoming update of the Recommendation.

 

Meetings

5th Review Meeting on the CM Recommendation Rec(2004)11 on legal, operational and technical standards for e-voting, Lochau, Austria, 28 October 2014

 

Informal meeting of experts on a possible update of Council of Europe Recommendation Rec(2004)11 on legal, operational and technical standards for e-voting (Federal Ministry of the Interior, Vienna/Austria, 19 December 2013)

 

4th review meeting on the CM Recommendation Rec(2004)11 on legal, operational and technical standards for e-voting (Castle Hofen, Lochau/Bregenz, Austria 11 July 2012)

 

3rd Meeting to review developments in the field of e-voting since the adoption of Recommendation Rec(2004)11 (Strasbourg, 16-17 November 2010)

 

2nd meeting to review developments in the field of e-voting since the adoption of Recommendation Rec(2004)11 (Madrid, 16 October 2008)

 

1st meeting to review developments in the field of e-voting since the adoption of Recommendation Rec(2004)11 (Strasbourg, 23-24 November 2006)

 

Documents

 

Recommendation Rec(2004)11 on legal, operational and technical standards for e-voting and explanatory memorandum

 

Certification of e-voting systems: Guidelines for developing processes that confirm compliance with prescribed requirements and standards

 

Guidelines on transparency of e-enabled elections

 

E-voting handbook: Key steps in the implementation of e-enabled elections