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23rd Chaos Communication Congress
Who can you trust?

Ulrich Wiesner
Tag 1
Raum Saal 1
Beginn 18:30
Dauer 01:00
ID 1692
Veranstaltungstyp Vortrag
Track Culture
Sprache englisch

Hacking the Electoral Law

How the Ministry of the Interior turns fundamental election principals into their opposite, without even asking the parliament.

Public control and transparency of elections, not trust, are well established principles to prevent electoral fraud in a democracy. With the introduction of voting computers or remote eVoting, this transparency is replaced by procedures which exclude both voters and the public from any control over the election process. Instead, trust in the administration is introduced as a new principle of electoral control. But what might be desirable for an authoritarian regime is inappropriate in a democracy. Using German eVoting regulations as an example, it is discussed how experts in the administration "hack" the electoral system by turning fundamental election principals into their opposite.

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