dimecres, 26 d’abril de 2006

eVoting in the Spanish "Guardia Civil"

The internal consultative board of the Guardia Civil, an important police organization in Spain, is using remote e-voting for its renewal. After two previous experiences (2002, 2004), its members will be able to cast their votes next June in controlled environments.

Unfortunately, this process could be more transparent. For instance, in relation to the audit carried out by an external firm in 2004, the organizers told me last year that "el propio informe ... indica que 'ha sido preparado para su utilización por parte de la Dirección General de la Guardia Civil, así como del personal perteneciente al Instituto Armado de la Guardia Civil' y que 'no debe utilizarse por otras personas o entidades ni para ninguna otra finalidad'".

More details: www.guardiacivil.org/firmadig/index.htm