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Partial Verifiability in POLYAS for the GI Elections

Olembo, Maina ; Kahlert, Anna ; Neumann, Stephan ; Volkamer, Melanie
eds.: Kripp, Melanie J. ; Volkamer, Melanie ; Grimm, Rüdiger (2012)
Partial Verifiability in POLYAS for the GI Elections.
Castle Hofen, Bregenz, Austria
Conference or Workshop Item, Bibliographie

Abstract

We discuss the use of POLYAS, an Internet voting system, in GI elections before 2010, in 2010 and 2011, as well as in future. We briefly describe how the system was extended in 2010 to provide partial verifiability and how the integrity of the GI election result was verified in the 2010 and 2011 elections. Information necessary for partial verifiability has so far only been made available to a small group of researchers. In future it would be ideal to make this, and more information, available to the general public, or to GI members, in order to increase the level of verifiability. We highlight legal considerations accompanying these possibilities, including publishing more details about the election results, the requirement for secret elections and avoiding vote buying, and how to handle complaints. Motivated by legal constraints, we propose further improvements to the POLYAS system. Finally, we generalize our findings to any partially verifiable Internet voting system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2012
Editors: Kripp, Melanie J. ; Volkamer, Melanie ; Grimm, Rüdiger
Creators: Olembo, Maina ; Kahlert, Anna ; Neumann, Stephan ; Volkamer, Melanie
Type of entry: Bibliographie
Title: Partial Verifiability in POLYAS for the GI Elections
Language: English
Date: July 2012
Publisher: Gesellschaft für Informatik
Book Title: 5th International Conference on Electronic Voting 2012 (EVOTE2012)
Series: LNI - Lecture Notes in Informatics
Series Volume: 205
Event Location: Castle Hofen, Bregenz, Austria
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Abstract:

We discuss the use of POLYAS, an Internet voting system, in GI elections before 2010, in 2010 and 2011, as well as in future. We briefly describe how the system was extended in 2010 to provide partial verifiability and how the integrity of the GI election result was verified in the 2010 and 2011 elections. Information necessary for partial verifiability has so far only been made available to a small group of researchers. In future it would be ideal to make this, and more information, available to the general public, or to GI members, in order to increase the level of verifiability. We highlight legal considerations accompanying these possibilities, including publishing more details about the election results, the requirement for secret elections and avoiding vote buying, and how to handle complaints. Motivated by legal constraints, we propose further improvements to the POLYAS system. Finally, we generalize our findings to any partially verifiable Internet voting system.

Uncontrolled Keywords: Security, Usability and Society;Secure Data
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2012-0059
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Theoretical Computer Science - Cryptography and Computer Algebra
20 Department of Computer Science > SECUSO - Security, Usability and Society
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Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
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