Electronic voting is necessary for diplomatic technology at meetings of local and federal governments. There are several e-voting solutions for boardrooms, legislative offices and conference rooms. Using the e-voting solution, participants can vote on various issues on the agenda, and the results are immediately displayed to the public and archived.
There are several things you need to consider when choosing the right e-voting solution:
When the resolution is displayed on the screen and the vote is taking place, all participants simultaneously press Yes/No/ Abstain. The voice solution must recognize each recording and confirm them again on the device at a very high speed. The data processing method should be safe and reliable. Another factor in the reliability of the system is the reservation of the system. If any of the components in the system fails, there is a backup that should be automatically replaced so that the work can continue without interruption.
The voting solution should be modular and scalable. Therefore, the components are available in stock and can be replaced, improved and expanded if necessary. Ordering individual solutions will limit us to one supplier. There are restrictions if the configuration of the room changes, members with the right to vote are added, or maintenance and repairs are required.
Hardware and software
E-voting solutions are based on hardware or PC/software. Each solution has its advantages and disadvantages. Hardware solutions are more reliable and independent of the PC network and usually on the Windows operating system, but software solutions are cheaper if one PC/laptop is available for each voter.
For different applications, the voting solution must be adaptable and flexible depending on needs. We should be able to establish the success rate and the weight of the votes. The result of the vote may appear in different formats depending on the meeting, the agenda and the number of viewers. Various formats are available: histogram, pie chart, summary, and individual voices.
Depending on the decisions and application of e-voting solutions, it should be possible to vote by ballot or by name. Voting on a ballot can be compared to a secret or anonymous vote; individual voting is not registered in the system. All individual votes are counted in nominal voting. The result of the vote can be put on public display in the form of a list of names. The system can also print the result of the vote based on the resolution number or the name of the voting member.
Safety is also important. Voting results must be stored in a secure database. When voting in the latest voting decisions, one IC card per voting member is used as confirmation for the participant. Voting rights, voting weights and all personal information are stored on the IC card to ensure the security of the voting process.
The most reliable e-voting solutions are those that are installed at the hardware level in a private network, are expanded and are available as standard.