• news smart card

E-voting and smartcards: the reliability of identification systems

Which systems are used the most in Assemblies to identify members

Using systems to identify political assembly voters, such as identity cards, has represented another major step forwards in the sphere of technology as applied to electronic voting.

This is not only because it has simplified and automated the procedures of assembly halls and the offices involved, but also because it has contributed towards rendering political activities even more transparent.

From smartcards to fingerprints, passing through the terminals to record presences in the Assembly Halls, the systems used for identifying members, have different characteristics and functionalities.

In this field as well Eurel Informatica S.p.A. has always demonstrated to be pioneers as they have utilized in the Hemicycle of the Chamber of Deputies of the Italian Parliament this type of solution that has become indispensable for ensuring that parliamentary procedures are correct. for the first time.

Over the years Member identification systems have also been updated thanks to the ongoing modernization of electronic voting systems.

The identification mechanism used by Eurel Informatica S.p.A. comprises a badge of the storage card type and, in certain cases, a smartcard.

For example, on the voting terminals in the Montecitorio Hemicycle (Italian Chamber of Deputies) identification mechanisms were installed that comprised smartcard readers as well as biometric sensors for the purpose of extracting minutiae (fingerprints).

Terminals of great importance as well are those on a support or located on a wall to be used to record presences automatically and are based on the same identification mechanism located in the voting terminals.

Thanks to these solutions, like those installed in the halls if the Montecitorio Committees, it is possible to identify not only the dynamics of the entries to and exits from the halls, but to obtain the number and identity of the components of a certain Committee present during sessions.

What advantages are offered by identification systems in Assembly Halls?

  • To facilitate the application of security regulations
  • To cut down drastically the possibility of illicit voting
  • To assign specific functionalities to the various roles of the members
  • To obtain an ongoing picture of the Assembly Hall composition
  • To assign the correct titles for reporting minutes.

Identity systems being versatile and reliable have consequently considerably transformed the activities of political assemblies.

Not only enhancing security and transparency, but further accelerating and modernizing procedures performed in Assembly Halls and Parliaments, more and more often called upon to rapidly meet the requirements for dialoguing and democracy requested by citizens.

Bookmark and Share
choose a date