Electronic Voting or e-Voting
To understand and meet the changing demands of your electorate it is becoming increasingly important to offer voters more than one channel by which to cast their vote.
DRS, in partnership with Mi-Voice, offers a secure, multi-channel electronic voting solution. This solution enables organisations to conduct elections, referendums and consultations over the internet, via Interactive Voice Response (IVR), SMS text and through DRE (Direct Recording Electronic Equipment) technology, like touch-screen kiosks.
The DRS electronic voting solution enables voters to register securely and then vote using any method that is convenient for them: on-line, by telephone or at a kiosk. By offering alternative ways to vote, your organisation can provide greater accessibility and convenience than the more traditional method of paper-only elections.
A secure and accessible electronic voting solution
The DRS electronic voting solution is secure, robust and scalable and has been designed to counter the challenges of e-Voting platforms. In developing this system, integrity of the result was the number one priority. The security of the solution is robust and includes optional features such as pre-encrypted ballot packs and a secure administration system, which will only allow authorised personnel to access encrypted information.
The DRS solution is also strong on accessibility and usability. Our e-Voting platforms are capable of multi-channel integration (Internet, SMS, IVR and paper) and have been designed in association with usability experts.
Features of DRS electronic voting solution
- counters both internal and external threats, at every stage of the election process
- voter-unique ballots (candidates and response codes)
- EML (Election Mark-up Language) compliant
- highly robust authentication
- comprehensive user access controls
- voter verification capabilities
- full audit trail, with third-party time-stamping of all audit events
- conformance to the Council of Europe Security Guidelines
Benefits of electronic voting
- increased access and participation, due to the convenience of the voting mediums
- improved security and validity of vote – each voter can only vote once
- eliminates the need to distribute paper ballot boxes and supervise polling stations
- reduced administration costs associated with the collation and counting of votes
- elimination of miscounts and reduction of the potential for fraud
- candidate manifestos available on-line
- W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) compliant system for a high standard of accessibility