Swiss Post’s e-voting system will be used for the first time in the federal elections in autumn 2023. Today, the Federal Council granted the cantons of Basel-Stadt, St. Gallen and Thurgau the relevant initial authorization. This comes after the system was put through its paces again in recent months: between 8 and 31 July 2023, 2,650 hackers attempted to identify vulnerabilities in the e-voting system in what is known as a public intrusion test. Despite around 55,000 attacks, no one succeeded in penetrating the e-voting system, or even the electronic ballot box. A further audit was also carried out on behalf of the Confederation, and Swiss Post has carried out ongoing developments to its system on this basis.
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