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E-voting in French elections raises problems | EDRI
"During the French 2012 parliamentary elections, the citizens that were not in the country had the possibility to vote online. However, the transparency of the procedure was far from the desired one. While, according to the law, the delegates of the candidates can control the electronic vote operations, the Pirate Party delegates could not verify the source code of a virtual urn monitored by a private company. With the exception of a candidate from the Left Front, the other parties have not even asked to control the electronic voting process meant for 700 000 voters. At the end of the election exercise and the closure of the virtual urn, the delegates of the Pirate Party have found significant security faults. The generation of the electronic keys allowing the opening of the urn was done by means of unwarranted information tools. In some cases, the keys which were supposed to be unique could be duplicated by any person with access to the computer on which the keys were generated. Therefore, the Pirate Party delegates have asked to have access to the source code of the e-voting software but they were refused.“We have witnessed a ceremony staged to give the impression of security and to put the officials at rest, while there is a total opacity of the key points”, said Philippe Blanc, one of the delegates." -
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