A politician thinks of the next election.
A statesman, of the next generation.

 James Freeman Clarke (1810 – 1888) An American theologian and author
Cyber Security

Cyber security is becoming more and more important in the globalized world. Since everything is connected, IT security should, and often is, a central focus for companies, organizations and private individuals. Continue reading

Osnabrück university elections online

Today we are talking to Mr Veltkamp from the University of Osnabrück, Germany, who recently decided to conduct their university elections with POLYAS’ online voting system. In the interview below, Mr Veltkamp explains why his university decided to vote online and how their election transpired.

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Die VR-Bank Kitzingen hat ihre Vertreterwahl online mit Polyas durchgeführt.

We spoke to Ms Friedrich, the division manager of the board of directors at VR Bank Kitzingen eG about their recent representative election which they conducted with POLYAS. They were able to increase their voter turnout and reduce time lost managing their elections while simultaneously cutting costs. We caught up with Ms Friedrich to ask her about why the bank chose to offer online voting.

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The ballot is stronger than the bullet

 Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) The 16th President of the United States
Read more about successful election management in associations

Much like exit polls, opinion polls are surveys which ask members of the public certain questions relating to politics and elections. However, there are a number of key features which distinguish opinion polls from exit polls. Continue reading

The new information technology… Internet and e-mail… have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.

Peter Drucker (1909-2005), US-american economist
Read what we are planning to do in 2017 and how we will improve digital democracy

2017 is around the corner and it’s going to be an exciting year for POLYAS and digital democracy. New projects, new technology and new locations are on the horizon. In 2017 we will continue with our successes from 2016. Continue reading

At the end of the year, it is tradition to look back at the past months. We from POLYAS look back at our year full of achievements. In 2016 we’ve set an important course for our company, our product and the future of digital democracy. Continue reading

We are still in the very beginnings of the Internet. Let’s use it wisely.


Jimmy „Jimbo“ Wales, Founder of Wikipedia.

The Australian public has endured the longest federal election campaign since the 1960s. Four days on from the July 2 poll, we still don’t know who the winner is, and the Australian Electoral Commission has said we may not know the final result for up to a month. Continue reading

Software is a great combination between artistry and engineering – Bill Gates