Muscovites and residents of Nizhny Novgorod region vote on the amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation. More than 1 million 190 thousand people have registered for e-voting. The convenience and reliability of this method of expression was estimated by both ordinary citizens and experts.
Thanks to the active lighting remote voting, as well as large-scale explanatory work in the media and on various media platforms, in fact one in seven of Moscow’s voters decided to vote using an electronic platform.
the Popularity of this system particularly relevant in a period of continuing epidemiological threats because remote voting completely eliminates the possibility of infection COVID-19.
“To the electronic voting system are positive, very use – said it Director of PJSC “MGTS” Sergey Gelashvili. – I think it’s really safe and most importantly it really will attract people, which for some reason did not participate in the vote, especially now during a pandemic, when many do not want to go out and put themselves at risk. I think it’s a great idea, and it had to go.”
by the Way, according to the rating published by the UN last year, Moscow ranked first among all cities in the world in terms of digitization. According to experts, convenience and time are key factors in our transition to electronic forms of interaction for any age.
“of Course, young people react faster, due to increased trust in electronic forms of communication and Contracting, but also older generation all the more confidence in this format – said Sergey Gelashvili. – I think this largely contributes to the systematic development in recent years, services such as gosuslugi and mos.ru. Personally, I think electronic voting is preferred because of saving time on a personal visit of the site, despite the fact that in the safety and reliability of this format have me as expert of the IT industry, no doubt. The blockchain technology that is used in the electronic voting system, guarantees the absolute security of the procedure, ensure the confidentiality of participants and data integrity”.
This technology is recognized as one of the most transparent and safe to conduct electronic voting. Every single piece of information always follows the block from the previous room. This information is not correct or no confirmation of the majority of its members. Such a chain is almost impossible to damage or break.
on Saturday evening a similar attempt to attack a system of remote electronic voting via the gcd of the observer have been taken by hackers, but it’s not even provoked no break in thlosowanie, and the access node observer was quickly restored.
“observer Node is essentially isolated from the external process, the direct vote system, which in this architecture can only obtain statistical data and display them, – explained the Executive Director of VRT, an expert on digital transformation Konstantin Negashev. – If this node has no direct ability to change the data, and therefore the attack on this component of the system were more in the nature of a statement than to cause any real damage to the vote.”
According to the expert, the system used for voting is fairly self-contained and isolated in its own infrastructure, it has no open external ports.
“This allows you to access it only from certain places and only with a special security token, which, as we see from the statements of experts, was preemptively changed immediately after the attack,” – concluded Konstantin Negashev.