Is voting with POLYAS secure?
The voting software POLYAS CORE 2.5.0 meets the requirements of the international Protection Profile according to Common Criteria and is a central element of the certification by the BSI (German Federal Office for Information Security). The Protection Profile for secure online voting products is based on the electoral…
To what extent can POLYAS employees or customers see the voting decisions of individuals?
Since the ballot papers are saved without personal data, neither can POLYAS employees nor members of the electoral board gain any knowledge of the voting decisions of individuals.
To what extent can the decision of subgroups of eligible voters be inferred?
Voting secrecy applies to all segmentations of voters in the electoral roll without restriction. To maintain voting secrecy, we recommend not that (sub) groups of voters should not be too small (> 30 people).
What are the advanced voting options and how are they configured?
Under “Advanced options” you can use the POLYAS Online Voting Manager to set additional rules for your ballot paper. This is where you will find, for example, the settings “Allow too many votes to be cast enabled/disabled” and “Allow too few votes to be cast enabled/disabled”. Read more about ballot-paper configuration…
What can I do when conducting a test election and what is there to consider?
Test elections help you to review the various settings of your election and to identify and correct potential errors during the setup. You can carry out a test election with up to nine test voters free of charge. To do this, click on “Test” in your POLYAS Online Voting Manager and specify your testers. For an optimal test…
What does an example of a ballot-paper configuration look like?
The POLYAS Online Voting Manager offers you a variety of configuration options for creating ballot papers. Here we use two sample configurations to explain what they mean and how the voting process is reflected in your result files. Read here about how ballot papers are configured > Example 1: Default configuration in the…
What happens if I click the "Cancel vote" button?
If you cancel your vote, your voting choices are not cached. In this case, within the voting period you can login to the voting system and vote again.
What happens if I have cast more votes than the maximum number available to me?
If you have cast more votes than the election rules allow you, you will be informed by the system. You then have the option to correct or to confirm your vote. If you confirm your vote, your vote will be counted as spoiled or as an abstention, depending on the election rules.
What is a ballot?
A ballot is understood to be a time-limited round of voting during which eligible voters can cast their votes. Each POLYAS online election consists of a single ballot. Per ballot, any number of ballot papers can be created and different committees can be elected. If you wish to hold several ballots, you have to set up the…
What is a feature?
A feature is an additional function that you can optionally book for your votes, elections and nominations. For example, if you want to include your logo in the POLYAS Online Voting System, you can book the “Your logo in the Online Voting System” feature. Features are not included in the basic package of our elections,…