In Belgium, the College of Experts is appointed by the Chambers of Parliament and is empowered to evaluate the country’s electronic voting technologies. The College begins reviewing the automated voting systems 40 days before elections. Members are entitled to request any information from technology vendors, including source codes and copies of software. They also may visit polling stations, copy software in use on election day and conduct other activities. The College must report its findings to Parliament and the Ministry of Interior within 15 days following elections, and reports are generally published thereafter.
In addition, each political party that has at least two Members of Parliament may designate an IT expert to receive the source codes of the e-voting systems and examine them, while they must keep the source codes confidential.
Countries this example relates to…
- Establish an independent expert panel to monitor procurement and application of election technologies