non-voters: part of democracy

Many studies have attempted to find out who the non-voters are and what motivates them. All this information is gathered in order to find a solution to increase voter turnout. Continue reading

Zusammen mit de re:publica fliegen wir nach Dublin

For the past ten years, re:publica has taken place in Berlin and become an institution for internet activists. Now the event series ventures overseas.
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Winning Candidates in Cooperatives' Election organization

Delegates and board of directors elections are an important part of democracy in cooperatives. Tradition and digital opportunities are well to combine as research by POLYAS suggests. Continue reading

Polyas Goes Canada

Look like we are going to have to brush up on our French and don our thickest winter jackets, because POLYAS is going to Quebec. More specifically, we will be heading to the International Summit of Cooperatives as part of our efforts to expand globally. From October 11th-13th, come visit us at our kiosk at […]

Protect the environment with Polyas

You can do a lot to protect the environment: turn off the electricity when it isn’t needed, use your car less often, do recycling and vote online. Online voting not only saves time and money, it also decreases CO2emissions. Continue reading

A day for democracy! The United Nations created the International Day of Democracy in 2007. Each year on 15th September we look at the state of democracy around the world.

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The majority of British citizens want the opportunity to vote online. This was revealed by two polls from the market research institute YouGov, commissioned by WebRoots Democracy. Continue reading

Along with the legally stipulated election of equal opportunities, officers in federal, and state offices, elections for equal opportunity officers are also regularly held in corporate bodies under public law, universities and other institutions and companies. These elections can only be secure, legally binding, cost-efficient and comfortable when held online. 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