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A Supervised Verifiable Voting Protocol for the Victorian Electoral Commission

Burton, C, Culnane, C, Heather, JA, Peacock, T, Ryan, PYA, Schneider, SA, Srinivasan, S, Teague, V, Wen, R and Xia, Z A Supervised Verifiable Voting Protocol for the Victorian Electoral Commission In: E-VOTE 5th International Conference on Electronic Voting 2012, 2012-07-11 - 2012-07-14, Bregenz, Austria.

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Abstract

This paper describes the design of a supervised verifiable voting protocol suitable for use for elections in the state of Victoria, Australia. We provide a brief overview of the style and nature of the elections held in Victoria and associated challenges. Our protocol, based on Prêt à Voter, presents a new ballot overprinting front-end design, which assists the voter in completing the potentially complex ballot. We also present and analyse a series of modifications to the back-end that will enable it to handle the large number of candidates, 35+, with ranking single transferable vote (STV), which some Victorian elections require. We conclude with a threat analysis of the scheme and a discussion on the impact of the modifications on the integrity and privacy assumptions of Prêt à Voter.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 10:17
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/726038

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