School of Informatics

Scotland’s Democratic Future: Exploring Electronic Voting


On Wednesday, 29 November 2017, the University of Edinburgh's School of Informatics, and the H2020 PANORAMIX Consortium in partnership with the Scottish Government, facilitated an all-day workshop on electronic voting. 



Elections in Scotland - Setting the Scene

Welcome Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, Minister for Parliamentary Business
Digital Strategy for Scotland Anne Moises, Scottish Government Chief Information Officer, Directorate for Digital

Elections in Scotland – The Electoral Practitioners’ View

Challenges & Opportunities

Andy O’Neill, Electoral Commission

Challenges & Opportunities

Chris Highcock, City of Edinburgh Council, Depute Returning Officer and Secretary to the Electoral Management Board

Introducing New Technology

General Challenges of e-Voting

Professor Aggelos Kiayias, School of Informatics University of Edinburgh

Addressing the Challenges of e-Voting Through Crypto Design

Dr Thomas Zacharias, School of Informatics University of Edinburgh

 The Supplier Perspective


Ian Brook


Sonya Anderson

UK Engage

Andy Tye


William Quinton


Tracy Porch-Bradley

Review of the Broader Electoral Landscape 

Counting on technology: computational voting and electoral law reform

Prof. Burkhard Schafer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Law School


Scotland’s Democratic Future: Exploring Electronic Voting

Since 2007 Local Government Elections in Scotland have used the Single Transferable Vote system (STV) and votes have been counted electronically. Is it now time to explore electronic voting?

University of Edinburgh School of Informatics, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB