publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Conference object . 2005

A practical voter-verifiable election scheme

Peter Y. A. Ryan; David Chaum; Steve Schneider;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
We present an election scheme designed to allow voters to verify that their vote is accurately included in the count. The scheme provides a high degree of transparency whilst ensuring the secrecy of votes. Assurance is derived from close auditing of all the steps of the vote recording and counting process with minimal dependence on the system components. Thus, assurance arises from verification of the election rather than having to place trust in the correct behaviour of components of the voting system. The scheme also seeks to make the voter interface as familiar as possible.
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_LEGALASPECTSOFCOMPUTING
free text keywords: Encryption, business.industry, business, Internet privacy, Visual cryptography, Transparency (graphic), Bulletin board, Secrecy, Voting, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Verifiable secret sharing, Computer security, computer.software_genre, computer, Computer science, Counting process
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