Success stories

Read about the experince and the involvement of our team members in their previous positions

internet-voting in Municipal Elections 2011, Norway

Internet voting was piloted in 10 municipalities for the local and county election in 2011. The system was acquired by a public tender process in 2009 following the Competitive dialogue process. The design of the final e-voting solution was done in collaboration with the vendors. The end result was a far better e-voting solution than expected because we used the competitive dialogue process. The implementation was demanding for both EMB and vendors. The solution was tested in 10 local referenda before the 2011 election. Internet-voting was very well received by the voters resulting in 73% internet-votes of the advance votes.

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Implementing new election administration system in Norway 2013 (EVA)

All 428 municipalities used a new election administration system for the parliament election in Norway 2013. This system cowered all electoral processes, from candidate and list administration to election result. Electronic markoff in the electoral roll was used in 15 municipalities including Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim. New scanning solution was used in every municipality greater than 10.000 voters

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internet-voting in Parliament Elections 2013, Norway

Internet voting was piloted for the second time in 13 municipalities for the Parliament election in 2013. 250.000 votes had the possibility to vote. Internet-voting increased from in 2011 to 76% in 2013. The new conservative government elected in 2013 decided not to continue internet-voting in Norway due to political reasons.

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The Ministy as a sevice provider for a new election system owned, maintained and operated by the Norwegian government

In 2007 the Parliament decided to pilot evoting in Norway. Henrik Nore was employed in the ministry as project manager. In 2009 the parliament approved also to implement at election administration system, owned, maintained and operated by the government. This because Norway wanted better democratic control over the IT-systems used for elections. Prior to the 2011 election SW and services was provided by private vendors to the municipalities.

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Info site for election administrators

The ministy made a site containing all information needed for the election administrators and all 30.000 election workers in Norway. The site contains current election information, announcements, education videos, routines, online user manual for election admin. system and more. The site is public an you can find a link under.

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Ballot scanning in Norway 2011-2013-2015

A pilot system for scanning of ballots in 10 municipalities and one county was used for the 2011 election. Some of the municipaliteis had problems during the counting process. Due to these problems, the systems was redesigned before the 2013 election. In 2013 the system worked well in 200 municipalities using the system and all 19 counties. For the 2015 election the system was available to all 428 municipalities in Norway>.

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User support center

The ministy made a new organisation supporting all 10.000 elections workers users og the election admininistration system (EVA). This was implemented using a open source system for support.

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Facilitation a new law

Christian was invited to a public consultation organized by Transparency International explaining the pros and cons on internet-voting. Ha also helped formulating regulations in the "THE LAW ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNET VOTING SYSTEM OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA"

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Building new data center for elections in Norway

In 2009 the Parliament decided resonsibility for opration of the new election system should be under democratic control. For the pilot in 2011 the ministy decided to use Brønnøysundregistrene (owned by the ministry of trade) as as a data center. After the elections in 2011 Brønnøysundregistrene decided not to have external custommers and the ministy decided to build its own data center. They hired a new team for operations. The team designed a 4 site data-center for high availability end high security protection against hackers and d-dos attacks. This new data-center was first used for the parliament election in 2013 and served internet-voting, and all 19 counties and 428 municipalities, and was also be used in the 2015 election.

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