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Ask No Questions and Be Told No Lies: Security of Computer-Based Voting Systems, Users' Trust and Perceptions

Anne-Marie Oostveen, Peter van den Besselaar
2004 Social Science Research Network  
In this paper we will examine the opinions of users involved in the testing of the TruE-Vote electronic voting system, in particular concerning issues like security, verifiability and trust.  ...  The current debate about whether or not electronic voting systems need to have a verifiable paper audit trail provides the context of the paper.  ...  The authors gratefully acknowledge funding from the TruE-Vote project (IST-2000-29424). We are grateful to our partners for their contributions to the work reported here: Postecom References  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1432529 fatcat:izpujpiubrdntbexi6lkysoovq

Blockchain, consensus, and cryptography in electronic voting

Panagiotis Grontas, Aris Pagourtzis
2019 Homo Virtualis  
We analyze the security requirements for voting systems and describe the major ideas behind the most influential cryptographic protocols for electronic voting.  ...  Finally, we examine whether recent blockchain innovations can satisfy the strict requirements set for the security of electronic voting.  ...  Whenever researchers could study electronic voting equipment or test an electronic voting system, they found critical security holes.  ... 
doi:10.12681/homvir.20289 fatcat:jhyrgmegercutluzkprppifacq

Design of Distributed Voting Systems [article]

Christian Meter
2017 arXiv   pre-print
In this thesis, we analyze some of the largest real-world systems, describe their building blocks and their general design to focus on possible problems in these electronic voting systems.  ...  Afterwards, we compare our concept with real-world systems to evaluate the fulfillments of the requirements. Conclusively, we discuss the occurring problems when designing a secure system.  ...  the real-world e-voting systems from chapter 4.  ... 
arXiv:1702.02566v1 fatcat:ztqb3nk4mjcgxaghlfkelrbtuu

Verifiability of Electronic Voting: Between Confidence and Trust [chapter]

Wolter Pieters
2010 Data Protection in a Profiled World  
First, they argue that it should not be necessary to trust e-voting systems, which would be the case if they are provably secure.  ...  We will discuss the various types of verifiability in electronic voting systems, and how these can contribute to trustworthiness of data processing in general.  ...  Acknowledgments The ideas described here were partly developed while the author was employed by Radboud University Nijmegen, and are based on earlier publications (Pieters, 2006a (Pieters, , 2006b .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-90-481-8865-9_9 fatcat:uiidboa3cvdfvljrxsrroyqm6i

Effectiveness of Electronic Voting Machine in The Electoral System of India: New Opportunities and Challenges

2019 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
However, the whole world efficiently dismisses the electronic voting machine (EVM) and in fact, just a couple of nations are presently using the electronic voting machines (EVM).  ...  The Elections in India are performed almost completely using electronic voting machines (EVM) build up over the past 2 decades by a pair of government-owned companies.  ...  Security Requirements in EVMs The security necessities that electronic voting system must satisfy are - Eligibility: it means only qualified voters can cast their votes in the election era.  Verification  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijrte.a2199.078219 fatcat:aguuu5qi7jg2hmp6uazt6xsmwu

User Experience Design for E-Voting: How mental models align with security mechanisms [article]

Marie-Laure Zollinger and Verena Distler and Peter B. Roenne and Peter Y. A. Ryan and Carine Lallemand and Vincent Koenig
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Results concerning the impact of displaying security mechanisms on UX were presented in a complementary paper.  ...  Finally, we propose a list of improvements for designs of future voting protocols.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) for funding, in particular PBR was supported by the FNR INTER-Sequoia project which is joint with the ANR project SEQUOIA  ... 
arXiv:2105.14901v2 fatcat:uy3cg5fsnvbuvg2i46t6qyhlx4

Interfaces for electronic voting: focus group evidence

Ben Fairweather, Simon Rogerson
2005 Electronic Government, an International Journal  
Results of British focus group research into electronic voting usability are presented.  ...  Electronic voting poses unique design challenges, simultaneously requiring extensive security, universal access, and strict privacy.  ...  the code numbers, and the system gave the illusion of being more secure than it really was.  ... 
doi:10.1504/eg.2005.008329 fatcat:7tp3m6n45zetbguxndswi56btq

TRIP: Trustless Coercion-Resistant In-Person Voter Registration [article]

Louis-Henri Merino, Simone Colombo, Jeff Allen, Vero Estrada-Galiñanes, Bryan Ford
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Most existing remote electronic voting systems are vulnerable to voter coercion and vote buying.  ...  TRIP ensures that even voters who are under extreme coercion, and cannot leave the booth with a real credential, can delegate their vote to a political party, with the caveat that they must then trust  ...  The authors would like to thank the E-Voting Group at Bern University of Applied Sciences, namely Rolf Haenni and Eric Dubuis, for their valuable feedback.  ... 
arXiv:2202.06692v1 fatcat:uxxotxp2v5fabef2oadf7g5ge4

Going from bad to worse: from Internet voting to blockchain voting

Sunoo Park, Michael Specter, Neha Narula, Ronald L Rivest
2021 Journal of Cybersecurity  
This article analyzes and systematizes prior research on the security risks of online and electronic voting, and shows that not only do these risks persist in blockchain-based voting systems, but blockchains  ...  While current election systems are far from perfect, Internet- and blockchain-based voting would greatly increase the risk of undetectable, nation-scale election failures.  ...  REP token holders stake their tokens to vote on real-world outcomes and report them into the smart contract.  ... 
doi:10.1093/cybsec/tyaa025 fatcat:cnpmw6gpa5fqbbhbakroosjequ

Anti-apathy approaches in representative democracies: e-governance and web 2.0 – facilitating citizen involvement?

Bardo Fraunholz, Chandana Unnithan
2008 International Journal of Electronic Democracy  
Apathetic citizens disenchanted with conventional channels of participation in democratic processes are a predicament for mature representative democracies, as it reflects in the depleting voter turnouts  ...  Recently E-governance using the pervasive power of the internet/Web 2.0, during the election has been instrumental for democratic engagement.  ...  Enhancements to the electronic voting and counting system ensured robust security and ease of use for electors.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijed.2008.021278 fatcat:qfd57uyjlfaqtnu6d4rtixqsry

Cloud Database Security in E-Voting System using Blockchain Technology

2020 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
Our proposed E-Voting System is mainly to protect the cloud database for real time data and to reduce the time consumption in voting and vote counting processes.  ...  Building an electronic voting system that tries to completely fulfill the needs of the people has always been a challenge to achieve.  ...  The Proxy type of voting or double type of voting is not at all possible, because it is more secured and is really easy to store the data.  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijrte.e6292.018520 fatcat:6pne3e6gh5gehouuqt4kmuhlpu

Opening the sources of accountability

Shay David
2004 First Monday  
voting, and electronic medical records.)  ...  This paper analyzes the concept of accountability in an open environment and explores the implications in two mission-critical application fields in which software plays a significant role (electronic  ...  that the barriers will be removed and that accountability will soon be restored in the hybridnetworked that we call our computerized-society.  ... 
doi:10.5210/fm.v9i11.1185 fatcat:tekccsdtwvgjjhruz7cv4fxrh4

Temptations of turnout and modernisation

Wolter Pieters, Robert van Haren
2007 Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society  
A qualitative case study of the e-voting discourses in the UK and the Netherlands was performed based on the theory of strategic niche management [15, 7] .  ...  The results show that differences in these variables can partly explain the variations in the embedding of e-voting in the two countries, from a qualitative point of view.  ...  Peter Ryan: "The crucial aspect of polling place electronic voting systems compared with paper ballots is their ability to assure correctness of the counts.  ... 
doi:10.1108/14779960710846146 fatcat:wisbes2xvjcjje5d7e7zlshlli

Towards end-to-end verifiable online voting: adding verifiability to established voting systems [article]

Mohammed Alsadi and Matthew Casey and Constantin Catalin Dragan and Francois Dupressoir and Luke Riley and Muntadher Sallal and Steve Schneider and Helen Treharne and Joe Wadsworth and Phil Wright
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We conclude by outlining the further steps in the road-map towards the deployment of a fully trustworthy online voting system.  ...  Typically these providers do not offer any way in which a voter can verify their vote, so the providers are trusted with ballot privacy and ensuring correctness.  ...  This research was funded by EPSRC through the VOLT project EP/P031811/1, with support for development of VMV and integration with the CES system through the Surrey Impact Acceleration Account EP/R511791  ... 
arXiv:1912.00288v2 fatcat:2p5oqx3z5jgwhdeu5g6b52krkm

Building and Maintaining Trust in Internet Voting

Lars Nestas, Kjell Hole
2012 Computer  
Thank you also to Vidar Drageide for assistance during the testing of the attack scenarios.  ...  Acknowledgements Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Encap for providing us with information about their system and for answering all our questions.  ...  The term electronic voting (or e-voting) denotes different means of casting and counting votes electronically.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mc.2012.35 fatcat:apdglbkdt5etbe3lnki2vxammi
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