Estonia’s largest opposition party Centre Party is requesting to ban e-voting in the upcoming European Parliament elections, reports ERR. The request signed was addressed the letter to Estonian President Toomas-Hendrik Ilves, Prime Minister Taavi Rõivas, Secretary of State Heiki Loot, Chairman of the Electoral Committee Alo Heinsalu, Estonian Parliament speaker Eiki Nestor, Chairman of the Supreme Court Priit Pikamäe, Law Chancellor Indrek Teder and State Auditor Alar Karis. Copies of the letter were also addressed to the European leaders Martin Schulz, Herman Van Rompuy and José Manuel Barroso. In its request the party refers to the findings published yesterday by a group of international experts who claim that the Estonian Internet-based e-voting system is extremely vulnerable and should be banned.
“According to experts led by Alex J. Halderman, the in-depth analysis of the Estonian e-voting system showed that preliminary elections in the European Parliament should use only paper ballots. The results of the report that was funded by the US Research Foundation is available online at https://estoniaevoting.org/,” says the document.
“We share the view of these experts that at the current Internet architecture the possibility of manipulation of election results by foreign countries cannot be ruled out. This is why in the current international security situation it is important that the legitimacy of the European Parliament is not put under doubt because of an insecure voting system in any EU member state,” says the document.
Centre Party says that it has repeatedly referred to the fundamental security flaws of the Estonian e-voting system for the Estonian and international publicity.
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