The government in Switzerland is set to start allowing people to vote online in elections, and in order to make sure there's no way to hack the system, they're running a dummy election with reward money at stake for anyone who manages to find a bug in the program.
Anyone who registers for the Public Intrusion Test (PIT), including people who aren't citizens of Switzerland, will be allowed to legally attack its e-voting system and can even publish their findings, so long as they respect conditions outlined in the trial's code of conduct.
According to The Verge, a total of 150,000 CHF (£115,661) will be up for grabs, whilst individual bounties will range from 30,000 to 50,000 CHF (£23,132 - £38,554) for anyone who discovers "undetectable vote manipulation."
However, the prize money falls to 20,000 CHF (£15,421) for voting manipulations that could be detected by an auditor, whilst server-side privacy violations will net a 10,000 CHF bounty (£7,711), and vote corruption - such as destroyed ballot boxes - will result in a 5,000 CHF (£3,855) bounty.
On the lower end of the scale, instances of server intrusion will be rewarded 1,000 CHF (£771), and participants can get 100 CHF (£77) for pointing out any code that goes against best security practices.
The trial will run from February 25 to March 24, which is the normal length of time for a regular Swiss federal vote, and comes as Switzerland aims to expand online voting in October of this year.