E-Voting

 

The Council of Europe continues to be the only organisation that has 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. It is used in national jurisprudence even in non-member States, 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 Europeís 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.

It is in this context that the Committee of Ministers decided to set up the Ad hoc Committee of Experts on legal, operational and technical standards for e-voting (CAHVE).

The Ad hoc Committee is a forum where senior officials from member Statesí election management bodies meet to discuss technical and legal development on e-enabled elections in the Council of Europe member States.  

 

Ad hoc committee of experts on legal, operational and technical standards for e-voting (CAHVE)

1st meeting, Strasbourg, 28-29 October 2015

 

CAHVE terms of reference (2015)

 

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

 

Report on the Scope and Format of the Update of Rec(2004)11

 

Biennal review 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)