A new implementation of a dual (paper and cryptographic) voting system

Jonathan Ben-Nun, Niko Farhi, Morgan Llewellyn, Ben Riva, Alon Rosen, Amnon Ta-Shma, Douglas Wikström

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We report on the design and implementation of a new cryptographic voting system, designed to retain the "look and feel" of standard, paper-based voting used in our country Israel while enhancing security with end-to-end verifiability guaranteed by cryptographic voting. Our system is dual ballot and runs two voting processes in parallel: one is electronic while the other is paper-based and similar to the traditional process used in Israel. Consistency between the two processes is enforced by means of a new, specially-tailored paper ballot format. We examined the practicality and usability of our protocol through implementation and field testing in two elections: the first being a student council election with over 2000 voters, the second a political party's election for choosing their leader. We present our findings, some of which were extracted from a survey we conducted during the first election. Overall, voters trusted the system and found it comfortable to use.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Electronic Voting 2012, EVOTE 2012 - Proceedings
PublisherGesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783885792994
StatePublished - 2012
Event5th International Conference on Electronic Voting, EVOTE 2012 - Bregenz, Austria
Duration: 11 Jul 201214 Jul 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), Proceedings - Series of the Gesellschaft fur Informatik (GI)


Conference5th International Conference on Electronic Voting, EVOTE 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications


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