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Observing online voting

Before the election of the European Parliament, the State Electoral Office will offer a training course on the rules and procedures of online voting. The practical knowledge acquired on the course will enable to observe online voting in an informed and purposeful way on the election day.

Electronic voting training course

The course will take place on 16–17 May 2024 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the State Electoral Office as well as online. The course will explain the technical details, procedures, and security measures of online voting and answer the questions of the participants.

First observation round of online voting

On 20 May 2024 at 10 a.m., the State Electoral Office will generate a pair of encryption keys that ensure the secrecy of voting. 

On 21 May 2024 at 10 a.m., the State Electoral Office will carry out a full check of the online voting system, i.e. a test run. 

Second observation round of online voting

On the election day, 9 June 2024 at 5 p.m., the observers can observe the processing of electronic votes.

The counting of the online votes will start approximately at 8 p.m.

Third observation round of online voting

On the day following the election day, 10 June 2024 at 10 a.m., the State Electoral Office will carry out a check of the integrity of the data in the electronic voting system by recounting the i-votes once again and comparing the result with the result from the evening of the election day.

Internationally licensed auditors will also check the certificates of different electronic vote processing stages as well as the proof that the votes have been counted. After this, the Head of State Electoral Office signs off on the results of the online voting.

Fourth observation round of online voting

The State Electoral Office preserves the electronic votes for one month as of the election day. After the specified deadline but not before the final decisions have been made on the complaints received, the State Electoral Office destroys the electronic votes, the personal data of the voters in the electronic voting system, and the key that opens the electronic votes.

Registration

To take part in the course and observe the elections, please register by 2 May 2024 at [email protected].

We will keep the participants updated on the exact locations.