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Voting Technologies and Trust

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Brian RandellORCiD, Professor Peter Ryan



In this paper, as a step towards the ultimate aim of developing an e-voting system that would be likely to gain and retain the trust of the general voting public, we describe a design for a manual voting scheme that has, we claim, significant security-related advantages over existing well-trusted manual schemes. We then use this design as the basis for a small set of (in most cases partially-automated) voting systems which could improve the efficiency of our proposed manual voting scheme, without endangering the public’s trust. Our approach to the design of these schemes is thus as much socio-technical as technical.

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Author(s): Randell B, Ryan PYA

Publication type: Report

Publication status: Published

Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series

Year: 2005

Pages: 13

Print publication date: 01/06/2005

Source Publication Date: June 2005

Report Number: 911

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

Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne