Reports and studies

Independent review Swiss Post system 2019

Following the publication of the source code in February 2019, researchers have uncovered significant security flaws in the new, fully verifiable, system provided by Swiss Post. One of the security issues relates to individual verifiability and thus to the system already used. As a result, the system was not available for the vote on 19 May 2019.

Subsequently, the Federal Chancellery has announced its intention to review the current situation, including an assessment of the certification and authorization procedures. It has also commissioned an independent review of Swiss Post’s individually verifiable system. Below are the three final reports of the external experts. 

 

Final report Locher, Haenni and Koenig

Members of the e-voting research group at the Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH (Philipp Locher, Rolf Haenni, Reto E. Koenig): analysis of the cryptographic implementation of the Swiss Post voting protocol

 

Final report Teague and Pereira

Vanessa Teague (The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia) and Olivier Pereira (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium): analysis of the cryptographic protocol and its implementation according to the system specification

 

Final report Oneconsult

Oneconsult: Review of Swiss Post’s operational security measures

 

Expert Group Vote électronique

On 5 April 2017, the Federal Council instructed the Federal Chancellery to set up a group of experts to prepare the introduction of internet voting into regular operation. In this final report, the Expert Group Vote électronique presents its findings and concludes that the knowledge and procedural requirements are in place in Switzerland to establish internet voting as a third regular voting channel.

The final report is available in German, French and Italian.

 

Reports of the Federal Council

The Federal Council reports regularly on the Vote électronique project. The reports are available in German, French and Italian.

 

Report 2013

Report 2006

Intermediate report 2004

Report 2002

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