Election management system
|SWOT Analysis for
|Strengths• Online voting system trusted by millions around the world
• Grants election’s legitimacy with auditable online voting software
• Easy: voters easily cast their votes from a computer, tablet or smartphone in minutes with an intuitive web ballot.
• Security features and embedded best practices to ensure election’s success
• Used by public administrations and political parties: Several city councils (such as Madrid) have chosen nVotes to carry out voting processes open to all their citizens and more than 100 political parties use the software to carry out their electoral processes.
• End-to-end verifiability
• Privacy: Keeps ballots truly secret so that a vote does not identify a voter and any traceability between the voter and its vote is removed. Not even the administrators of the voting system or anyone with privileged access to hardware/software can violate this privacy.
|Weaknesses• Electronic voting poses a threat to both private integrity (anonymity) and public integrity (verifiability)
• Equality of access: A major reason people do not use the Internet—even when they have access—is cost. If political participation is a right, and the Internet is required to participate, it follows that Internet access for that purpose should also be a right
|Opportunities• Increase voters’ turnout.
• Various application fields including: Corporations (employee participation,), Cooperatives (digital assembly), Political Parties (digital assembly), Civil Society Organizations
|Threats• Electronic frauds
• Security experts have voiced significant concerns over the trustworthiness of e-voting systems.
• Electronic voting poses a threat to both private integrity (anonymity) and public integrity (verifiability)
• Equality of access: Not all households have access to internet due to its cost. If political participation is a right, and the Internet is required to participate, it follows that Internet access for that purpose should also be a right
• Some people are not familiar with technology or don’t own a computer