Cratos Project

Cratos is a research project being undertaken by WebRoots Democracy to create a method for certifying and rating online voting systems within the United Kingdom. It will be launching in Spring 2018.

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The project aims to design a framework to certify the accessibility, security, and user experience of online voting systems within a United Kingdom context. Cratos will include input from academics, developers, election officials, and campaign groups. It is being funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, an independent funder working to help people overcome disadvantage.

The name, Cratos, is an acronym for “Certification and Ratings for Online Voting Systems”. It is also one of the two Greek root words of ‘democracy’: demos and cratos.

If you would like to find out more about the Cratos Project, or would like to get involved, please get in touch with Areeq Chowdhury at We will be sharing further updates here in due course.