What can the Baltic community learn from France when it comes to internet voting and electoral preparation?
About this Event
In 2012 French citizens abroad were approved to participate in legislative elections through internet voting. The option was dropped five years later in 2017 due to cyber security concerns but as of this year the option is back on the table. This year, France approved a new Internet-voting platform for the consular elections of May 2020, as the proper security measures were in place and a positive opinion was handed down by the members of the electoral commission. Building on the discussion started by our first event, The Baltic Digital Bubble – Post Covid-19 Governance and Voting, which took place earlier this month and examined the electoral preparations across the Baltics nations, we continue the series with a focus on the French case study.
PROGRAM & SPEAKERS:
The panel will explore the cybersecurity, institutional, citizen and political perspectives of voting and electoral preparations in France to a general audience.
Moderated by Ieva Ilves (San Francisco, USA), Advisor to the President of Latvia on Information and Digital Policy
Introductory remarks: Skaidra Puodziunas (Toronto, Canada) | Advisor at the Ontario Digital Service, Ontario Government | Member of Global Lithuanian Lithuanian Leaders (GLL) and the Lithuanian World Community
On Lithuania’s pursuits to learn from France: Nerijus Kaučikas (TBC) (Vilnius, Lithuania)| Advisor to the President of Lithuania, the Environment and Infrastructure Group.
Concluding remarks: Rimvydas Baltaduonis (New York, USA) | Associate Professor (Economics & International Affairs), Gettysburg College | Co-chairman of the Parliamentary Commission of LR Seimas & the Lithuanian World Community | Coordinator of the Voter Engagement Campaign “DABAR”
About the organizers of this event
This event is being organized with a joint task force “LTiVote”, which was formed between GLL Think & Do Tank and the Economic Cooperation Commission of the Lithuanian World Community in order to educate and engage policy makers in Lithuania about the potential of introducing internet voting in the Lithuanian parliamentary elections.
The past, present and future of voting and e-governance in The Baltics
About this Event
- Introductory remarks: Rimvydas Baltaduonis (New York, USA) | Co-chairman of the Parliamentary Commission of LR Seimas & the Lithuanian World Community | Coordinator of the Voter Engagement Campaign “DABAR”
- Representing Lithuania: Laura Matjošaitytė (Vilnius, Lithuania) | Head of the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania
- Representing Latvia: Ieva Ilves (San Francisco, USA) | Advisor to the President of Latvia on Information and Digital Policy
- Representing Estonia: Arne Koitmäe (Tallinn, Estonia) | Head of the State Electoral Office of Estonia