"There must be the possibility for meaningful verification of ballots cast electronically, such as that provided by a manual recount or end-to-end verifiability. (...) The verification mechanism must also fully guarantee the integrity of the results without compromising the secrecy of the vote. "
DocumentOSCE (ODIHR): Handbook for the Observation of New Voting Technologies, p. 9
- The system for balloting (paper, electronic, or otherwise) should ensure the secrecy of a voter's choice.
- Voting systems should offer an authentic ballot to voters and ensure that their votes are accurately represented.
- Vote counting procedures should be verifiable and votes should be preserved for review.