We, as civil society, have nowadays our own systems and methodologies that allows to control power and its authorities.
#Zeus open source software for elections (9:00)
Zeus (description at https://www.usenix.org/sites/default/files/jets0101-complete.pdf) is a, full circle, elections open source software and methodology. 120 elections and 23000 voters have taken place with Zeus in various Greek institutions. It is a browser based procedure, organising voters, votes and results in an open, transparent and efficient way. Anonymity of voters and non identification of votes are effectively answered through cryptography and mathematical models. For example, the electoral committee does not have access to votes, unless in a random way due to a shuffle mechanism: you do not know how you shuffle, but need to prove that you do it correctly. For example, the electoral committee does not have access to the contents of the votes until they have been shuffled in way that breaks the link between each voter and their ballot. The shuffle is done is such a way that you can show that you still have the same ballots at its output, without linking it with the input. So the votes are anonymised.