Legal challenges for the use of blockchain-based E-voting systems in Germany

Tobias Schulz, Burkhard Schafer

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Abstract / Description of output

The authors demonstrate that the use of blockchain-based e-voting systems is generally consistent with German law, particularly with art. 38 of the Grundgesetz. This, however, requires the implementation of effective measure to ensure the publicity and the secrecy of the election and, hereby, meet the legal requirements for e-voting systems developed by the constitutional court of Germany in its judgment from 2009. An amendment of section 35 paragraph 1 of the Bundeswahlgesetz could contribute to more legal clarity when the use of mobile device is intended
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends and Communities of Legal Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2017
EditorsErich Schweighofer, Franz Kummer, Walter Hoetzendorfer, Christoph Sorge
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherWeblaw AG, Bern
ISBN (Print)9783903035157
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2017


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