Luther’s posting of his theses is celebrating its 500th anniversary in two years. In honour of this the Evangelical Church of Kurhessen-Waldeck (EKKW) has organised a join-in fundraiser for church communities under the motto “Alte Thesen neu gelesen” (“Old theses read anew”). POLYAS is happy to support this competition with prize money. Continue reading

There are several reasons why people decide not to partake in an election. One of the most frequent is, “It doesn’t make a difference anyway!” This is a short sentence with a large statement behind it. Because if you listen closer, at least part of this sentence is claiming, “I myself cannot change anything.” Getting […]

The democracy of universities is a precious asset. Democratic processes allow students, faculty and professors to have influence on the self-administration of the university by being represented by elected individuals on various committees. At the same time, the complexity of university elections also brings about great financial and personal expense. Continue reading

Voter turnout for the elections to the Bremen state parliament last Sunday was the lowest ever experienced in a West German Federal State and has rekindled the debate over how to reduce voter apathy in future. Studies, surveys and experience domestic and abroad tell us that online voting can help to reverse the negative trend. Continue reading

Today the European Commission released its strategy to establish a unified digital single market. The digitalisation of society also requires additional digitalisation of the democratic processes. One crucial step on this path is the Europe-wide unification of the security profiles for online voting systems. Continue reading

Blick auf Helsininki Hafen

Northern European nations not only hit peak numbers in terms of internet users but also reveal themselves to be forerunners in the implementation of digital services. For instance, the Finnish Ministry of Justice recently announced that a labour association will be evaluating the usage of online voting in future referendums in Finland. Continue reading

Moritz Strube, Chief Technical Officer of POLYAS GmbH, has been invited by Prof. Dr. Ralf Küsters, Professor for Information Security and Cryptography at the University of Trier to analyse the current state of online elections and present the online voting service POLYAS. The lecture was given on December 8th at the University of Trier.

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