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A Practical, Voter-verifiable Election Scheme

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Peter Ryan



We present an election scheme which allows voters to verify that their vote is accurately included in the tabulation. 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.

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Author(s): Chaum D, Ryan PYA, Schneider SA

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2004

Pages: 22

Print publication date: 01/12/2004

Source Publication Date: December 2004

Report Number: 880

Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne