Observing, auditing, testing
Everyone has the right to observe the activities and procedures of the organisers of the elections. To make sure that i-voting procedures are clear, the State Electoral Office organises observers’ training before every elections. In addition to taking part in the training, observers can also observe the setting up procedures of the system, and be present at the counting of votes on the evening of the election day. The dates for every observer training before i-voting are published in the election news.
News and press releases of elections
FAQ on reliability of i-voting
Section 194 of the Riigikogu Election Act Observing the elections
The State Electoral Office organises the auditing of the i-voting system during all the elections. The information systems auditor checks the testing of the electronic voting system, system integrity, and the compliance of the procedures of the State Electoral Office with legislation, resolutions of the National Electoral Committee, and documents on electronic voting. The information systems auditor must be present when votes are counted and their integrity is checked, and also when the secret keys used in electronic voting are generated, used, and destroyed.
The information systems auditor carries out process and data audits to check the integrity of i-voting. Process audits are applied to the procedures linked to the generation, usage, and destruction of the vote-opening key. Data audit is carried out to check the correspondence between the input and the output of the processes, and their integrity and authenticity. The source code of the audit application is made public.
Final reports of audits
2005 local government council elections (PDF)
2007 Riigikogu elections (PDF)
2009 European Parliament elections (PDF)
2009 local government council elections (PDF)
2011 Riigikogu elections (PDF)
2013 local government council elections (PDF)
2014 European Parliament elections (PDF)
2015 Riigikogu elections (PDF)
2017 local government council elections (BDOC)
2019 Riigikogu elections (ASICE)
Source code of electronic voting software, verification application, mixing application and audit application
The State Electoral Office approves by an order the schedule and the scope of the tests of electronic voting systems during all the elections, as well as the testing results; it also publishes the reports on the results. In addition, public i-voting tests are organised to test new solutions, if need be.
Report on testing the 2017 local government council elections
Report on testing the Riigikogu elections