Most users use the existing CIVS web server. However, the software is available for installation elsewhere, subject to certain restrictions described in the included README file.

See the file INSTALL for installation instructions. New releases of the software are announced here and sent in email to the CIVS users mailing list.

There is also a a GitHub repo for CIVS which is generally a bit ahead of the latest release. Contributions via pull requests are welcome.

Disclaimer: CIVS is research software. It is distributed free in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. In no account will the authors or anyone else, including Cornell University, be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this software.

Note: Another voting system, known as Civitas, is also under development at Cornell. This new system, described in a technical report, uses much more complex cryptographic protocols to provide universal verifability and coercion resistance. The new system is available for download, but it does not yet have a user interface.

Helping out

Contributions and feedback are always welcome. See the acknowledgments page for more information about how you can help.

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