The Electoral Observatory, focused on online voting best practices and experiences, looks to provide features rich with country insight from their experiences in online voting.
Given the nature of the interest and questions raised, certain areas – like security and trust – are stressed more than others. Countries are assessed as to their readiness to adopt novel voting practices and as experts who have in-depth knowledge about the online voting processes in each country are invited to share their views.
About the Electoral Observatory author
The main author of the Electoral Observatory blog, Alexandros Xenakis, belongs to the new academic interdisciplinary field that results from the applications of information and communication technologies in economics and society.
He is an Economist, Political Scientist and his Doctoral thesis ‘Electronic voting in the United Kingdom: A study of procedural safety, electoral administration and social acceptance of the electronic electoral process’ was supervised by Professor Ann Macintosh (Professor of digital governance) at Edinburgh Napier University.
He teaches E-Business and E-commerce in the Hellenic Open University and has taught marketing and human resources management at the Department of Economics in the University of Crete as an adjunct lecturer.
Prior to that he has taught at the Postgraduate program “Virtual Communities” of the Department of Psychology of Panteion University, at Edinburgh Napier University, the University of Macedonia (Department of Marketing) as well as the Ionian University (Department of informatics).
Apart from his academic references, Alexandros has taken part in several European research projects in the area of e-participation with various academic papers being published on the topic. He has also been a reviewer for FP7 in the SSH programme and an expert Consultant for the Hellenic Ministry of Electronic Governance.