Swiss Post made its future e-voting system available for a public intrusion test from 25 February to 24 March 2019. The e-voting system is the first Swiss system with complete verifiability. The complete verifiability makes e-voting available to a broader public, and ensures that systematic malfunction resulting from software errors, human errors or attempted manipulations is detected.
In accordance with the requirements of federal law, the system must be certified before first use and the source code must be disclosed. In addition, the Confederation and the cantons have decided that completely verifiable e-voting systems must undergo an intrusion test before they are used for the first time. Intrusion tests stage attacks to verify a system’s security. An intrusion test is already being carried out by an accredited body as part of the certification process. The public intrusion test has the added benefit of including a large number of people to test the security of a system.
Those interested were able to register at https://onlinevote-pit.ch and access further information on the test modalities.