STAR-Vote: A Secure, Transparent, Auditable, and Reliable Voting System [article]

Josh Benaloh and Mike Byrne and Philip Kortum and Neal McBurnett and Olivier Pereira and Philip B. Stark and Dan S. Wallach
2012 arXiv   pre-print
In her 2011 EVT/WOTE keynote, Travis County, Texas County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir described the qualities she wanted in her ideal election system to replace their existing DREs. In response, in April of 2012, the authors, working with DeBeauvoir and her staff, jointly architected STAR-Vote, a voting system with a DRE-style human interface and a "belt and suspenders" approach to verifiability. It provides both a paper trail and end-to-end cryptography using COTS hardware. It is designed to support
more » ... both ballot-level risk-limiting audits, and auditing by individual voters and observers. The human interface and process flow is based on modern usability research. This paper describes the STAR-Vote architecture, which could well be the next-generation voting system for Travis County and perhaps elsewhere.
arXiv:1211.1904v1 fatcat:pvtsvlmarvb7njvxoe3iwub5uu