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A Critical Analysis of the
Council of Europe Recommendations on e-voting

Margaret McGaley and J. Paul Gibson

Computer Science Department, NUI Maynooth, Ireland


In September 2004, the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers officially adopted a set of standards recommended by the Multidisciplinary Ad Hoc Group of Specialists on legal, operational and technical standards for e-enabled voting [7].

This paper puts the standards in their historical context, examines them according to established software engineering principles, and finally suggests how they could be restructured.

margaret 2006-05-25