CAST IT: Electronic Elections
In this podcast, Thore Husfeldt discusses digital democracy with ITU researcher Carsten Schürmann.
Carsten Schürmann is the leader of the Demtech research project, which studies the interplay between technology and democracy. Carsten is a world leading expert in computer security and critical digital infrastructure, with a background in the theory of programming languages and logics.
We talk to him about digital democracy, in particular electronic elections, including online voting. The goal of democratic elections is the peaceful transition of government, which means that both winners and loser must trust the outcome of the result. How is this trust generated if the details of voting are no longer transparent?