A New Implementation of a Dual (Paper and Cryptographic) Voting System

Jonathan Ben-Nun, Niko Fahri, Morgan Llewellyn, Ben Riva, Alon Rosen, Amnon Ta-Shma, Douglas Wikström
2012 International Conference on Electronic Voting  
We reporto nt he designa nd implementationo fanew cryptographic voting system,d esigned to retain the" look and feel"o fs tandard, paper-based voting used in our country Israel while enhancing security with end-to-end verifiability guaranteed by cryptographic voting. Oursystemis dual ballotand runs twov otingp rocesses in parallel: one is electronicw hile theo ther is paper-based and similart ot he traditional process used in Israel.C onsistency between the two processes is enforced by means of
more » ... an ew,s pecially-tailoredp aper ballot format. We examined thepracticality and usability of our protocol through implementation and field testing in twoe lections:t he first being a student council electionw ith over 2000 voters, thes econd ap olitical party's electionf or choosingt heirl eader. We present our findings,s omeo fw hich were extracted fromasurvey we conducted duringt he first election. Overall, voters trusted the system and found it comfortable to use. 1I ntroduction Thef oundations of modernc ryptographicv otings ystems were laido ut in the1 990s, introducing powerful techniques such as homomorphict allyinga nd mixing networks. Almost alle arly work assumes that thev oter has access to some trusted computational device while voting. In 2004, Chaum [Ch04] and, independently,N eff[ Ne04] proposed
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