Ankara University Rector Proposes Study on Electronic Voting
Ankara University Rector, Prof. Dr. Necdet Ünüvar, has expressed his support for the proposal made by YSK President Ahmet Yener to hold elections electronically. Following the Presidential Election held on May 28, Yener called for the adoption of electronic voting and had a meeting with Ünüvar to discuss the possibility.
During the meeting, Ünüvar conveyed to YSK President Yener that the university could start a study on electronic voting. He explained that a working group has already been formed and preparations have begun, with the YSK taking the lead in the process.
“We see ourselves as an institution that provides them with the necessary scientific and technical support. Preliminary work has been started. The reliability of elections, software, and law issues are very important, negotiations continue in these 3 areas,” said Necdet Ünüvar.
The proposal to study the feasibility of electronic voting comes at a time when many countries around the world are exploring new ways to conduct their elections. With advancements in technology, electronic voting offers the potential to make the voting process more accessible and efficient.
The collaboration between Ankara University and the YSK signifies a significant step towards modernizing the electoral process in Turkey. As discussions and negotiations continue, the future of electronic voting in the country remains to be seen.