Iceland begins its move towards a secure and participatory electoral process with online referendums

Feb 6, 2015

As part of Iceland’s strategic initiative to create a more agile and participatory electoral process, the municipality of Ölfus will be one of the first municipalities to run a fully online referendum in March 2015. For citizens with no access to the internet, the municipality will be providing access to computers with internet connection and help as needed at the Municipal Library.

The online citizen referendum program in Iceland is aimed at streamlining the path to online voting in the country and will encompass citizens of selected municipalities, for residents’ referendums. The solution being implemented provides the highest security levels available today and ensures voter privacy, strong voter authentication, the integrity of the referendum results and voter verifiability and auditability. All while providing user-friendly and accessible voting for its citizens.

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