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Partnerships relating to e-voting

Cooperation with technology partners and cantons

Swiss Post’s e-voting solution has been developed and implemented in close collaboration with Scytl, the world’s leading e-voting service provider. Through close cooperation with the cantons, inputs from grass-roots level are constantly incorporated into further developments.

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Technology partner Scytl

Scytl is the global market leader in the development of secure e-voting solutions. The company offers the first integral system for electronic voting and elections. Through its cooperation with Scytl, Swiss Post enjoys the following advantages:

  • The highest security and transparency standards on the market.
  • A cryptographic basis developed specially for elections and votes resulting from twenty years of research and development.
  • The most extensive range of patents on the global e-voting market, with more than 40 international patents and patent applications.
  • Experience with similar e-voting solutions in countries such as Australia, France and Norway.

Partner cantons

In developing its e-voting solution, Swiss Post works closely with the cantons. The following partner cantons use Swiss Post’s e-voting solution:

Start of cooperation: 2015

System first used: 2017

Start of cooperation: 2016

System first used: 2016

Start of cooperation: 2017

System first used: 2018

Start of cooperation: 2017

System first used: 2019

Start of cooperation: 2018

System first used: not clear yet

Start of cooperation: 2019

System first used: 2020

With Swiss Post’s e-voting solution, the cantons remain responsible for conducting votes and elections and managing the electoral register. Swiss Post itself works only with anonymized data and does not outsource any work steps to third parties or other cantons.

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