Online Elections in Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Online Elections in Ukraine

"Apple" and "Microsoft" help Ukraine implement online elections

In collaboration with Ukrainian experts, the world giants Apple and Microsoft are creating an online election system. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported this during his press marathon.

He said that experts are now working on the issue. They are also looking at ways of implementing that" rel="dofollow">idea from the legislation side.

That means, in Ukraine, it is necessary first to adopt appropriate laws that will allow conducting online voting. The head of the state stressed that online ballots will not cancel the usual ones but will simplify the process for those who are unable or have some difficulties with coming to the polling station.

Being developers of new technologies, Apple and Microsoft are working on creating a system and a model for online voting. It is noted that Apple vice president Mark Lennon first came to Ukraine on November 30, 2021. The parties are considering assistance in digitizing veterans' services and developing psychological rehabilitation systems for veterans.

Remind that Zelenskyy, throughout a working visit to the United States last September, went to the company’s headquarters for a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook. At that time, the parties probably discussed for the first time the population survey project that Apple had successfully carried out in the United States and the opportunities for collaboration on a similar task in Ukraine.

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