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Author(s): Chaum D, Ryan PYA, Schneider SA
Editor(s): De Capitani di Vimercati, S., Syverson, P., Gollmann, D.
Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Publication status: Published
Conference Name: Computer Security: 10th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS)
Year of Conference: 2005
ISSN: 0302-9743 (Print) 1611-3349 (Online)
Notes: This paper is an elaboration of an earlier paper by Ryan (NCL-CS-TR 864 and WITS'05) that proposed a significant enhancement and simplification of an earlier, voter-verifiable scheme of David Chaum. The key idea is to encode the vote in a randomised frame of reference, i,e., a randomised candidate list. This results in a very simple and familiar voter-interface and is conceptually and technologically much simpler than previous approaches. It also has some subtle technical advantages over previous schemes in that, for example, this method of encoding means that there is no need for the voter's choice to be communicated to an encryption device. This neatly eliminates side-channel and subliminal channels threats. The approach, dubbed "Pret a Voter", is now widely recognised as one of the leading, software independent, verifiable election schemes.
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Series Title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science