Scotland’s Democratic Future: Exploring Electronic Voting

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 29/11/2017
All Day

Location
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh


The SICSA Cyber Nexus is pleased to support Scotland’s Democratic Future: Exploring Electronic Voting, 29th November, Edinburgh.  

On Wednesday, 29 November 2017, the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, and the H2020 PANORAMIX Consortium in partnership with the Scottish Government, is facilitating an all-day workshop on electronic voting.

Register at: https://www.ed.ac.uk/informatics/news-events/seminars/scotland-democratic-future-electronic-voting

Speakers: 

  • Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business
  • Prof. Aggelos Kiayias, School of Informatics, Edinburgh University
  • Dr Thomas Zacharias, School of Informatics, Edinburgh University
  • Prof. Burkhard Schafer, Edinburgh Law School, Edinburgh University
  • Anne Moises, Chief Information Officer, Scottish Government
  • Andy O’Neill, Head of Electoral Commission, Scotland
  • Chris Highcock, Depute Returning Officer, City of Edinburgh Council and Secretary to the Electoral Management Board

Suppliers will also take part and will demonstrate electronic voting technology as well as the scanning-based electronic-counting solution already in use for Scottish local government elections.

The morning will conclude with a short panel session with audience Q&A with supplier representatives. A light lunch will be provided.

The event will conclude with a one-hour plenary session looking at the wider logistical and socio-technical issues  panel taking questions from the audience. This will be followed by a drinks reception.

Who Should Attend? 

This event will be of interest to academics, electoral administrators and anyone interested in innovation in elections.

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