DEMO: A Secure Voting System for Score Based Elections

Lihi Dery, Tamir Tassa, Avishay Yanai, Arthur Zamarin

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Abstract

Dery et al. recently proposed a secure voting protocol for score-based elections, where independent talliers perform the tallying procedure. The protocol offers perfect ballot secrecy: it outputs the identity of the winner(s), but keeps all other information secret, even from the talliers. This high level of privacy, which may encourage voters to vote truthfully, and the protocol's extremely lightweight nature, make it a most adequate and powerful tool for democracies of any size. We have implemented that system and in this work we describe the system's components - election administrators, voters and talliers - and its operation. Our implementation is in Python and is open source. We view this demo as an essential step towards convincing decision makers in communities that practice score-based elections to adopt it as their election platform.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCCS 2021 - Proceedings of the 2021 ACM SIGSAC Conference on Computer and Communications Security
Pages2399-2401
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384544
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Nov 2021
Event27th ACM Annual Conference on Computer and Communication Security, CCS 2021 - Virtual, Online, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 15 Nov 202119 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security

Conference

Conference27th ACM Annual Conference on Computer and Communication Security, CCS 2021
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityVirtual, Online
Period15/11/2119/11/21

Keywords

  • computational social choice
  • electronic voting
  • perfect ballot secrecy
  • secure multiparty computation
  • voting protocols

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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