How does POLYAS anonymize the voter?
To login to the POLYAS voting system, each voter needs two pieces of access data, which they receive from POLYAS by e-mail: The voter ID and a password that is valid for this election only. The voter ID is taken from the electoral roll, while the password is generated automatically by POLYAS using secure algorithms. In the…
How does POLYAS ensure that the election result cannot be falsified after the election?
The ballot box in the POLYAS Online Voting System CORE 2.5.0 is given a checksum that is unique worldwide (64-digit hexadecimal number). Any changes made to the file will change the checksum. The checksum can be checked with the verification tool. POLYAS CORE 3.0 provides election officers and eligible voters numerous…
How does POLYAS ensure that voting is secret and anonymous?
The voting software POLYAS CORE 2.5.0 generates an anonymous token for you after you login, and this does not allow your identity to be inferred. This token is the basis for your vote. After you have cast your vote, your token is deleted and the electoral roll is informed that no new token may be generated for your data…
How does POLYAS rule out multiple votes?
POLYAS uses a so-called token (a random number generated by the system) which, while maintaining voting secrecy, prevents voters from voting multiple times. It works like this: When an eligible voter uses their access data to login to the Online Voting System, a temporary token is generated that anonymizes their identity.…
How does the free trial work?
First you have to create a free account in our system and create an election there. You will then see a “Test” button at the bottom right. Click here, enter the e-mail addresses of your test voters, and start the test voting. Similar to the main election, test voters receive their login data and a link for the test…
How long can I leave the ballot paper open after logging in?
The voter is automatically logged out after 15 minutes of inactivity. The data entered is not cached. You simply have to log in again with your voter credentials. This time can be adjusted manually by our IT department before the start of the election. The expenses incurred for this will be invoiced separately.
How long does it take after completing or purchasing the election until the voter invitations are sent?
If the start of the election is set to “Immediately”, the voter invitations are usually sent to the voters within 10–30 minutes. E-mail delivery can be delayed if the receiving server operates spam filters that prevent the delivery of e-mail from unknown sender addresses (greylisting). If this is the case, a new delivery…
How often does the display update to show who has already voted?
The display of eligible voters who have already cast their vote is updated every ten minutes.
How quickly are the results available?
Depending on the size and complexity of your election and the load on our servers, counting out the ballot box and then generating the results can take between 10 and 60 minutes.
How quickly can the election start?
After payment, the election can be started either “immediately” (up to 10–30 minutes after completion) or at a specific time.