The authenticity of the correct execution of an election, the obligatory observance of the secrecy of the ballot, as well as the correct determination of the election secrecy is vital to the legitimate activity of the elected government body.
The confidence of the constituents in the correct ascertainment of the results builds a central abutment in a democratic political system.
The general acknowledgement of an election result is in turn of central importance to a political system: The decisions made by the elected representatives of the people are generally accepted, but only under the premise that the ascertainment of the majority of the ratios of the election for the parliament were actually correctly determined.
Then, it is rather the small technical details of the voting process in their entirety which are the central abutment for a state system.
(find more information in the Swiss Voting System Report)