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vVote: Verifiable Electronic Voting in Practice

Burton, C, Culnane, C and Schneider, S (2016) vVote: Verifiable Electronic Voting in Practice IEEE Security & Privacy, 14 (4). pp. 64-73.

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This paper reports on the experience of deploying the vVote verifiable voting system in the November 2014 State election in Victoria, Australia. It describes the system that was deployed, discusses its end-to-end verifiability, and reports on the voters’ and poll workers’ experience with the system. Blind voters were able to cast a fully secret ballot in a verifiable way, as were voters in remote locations. The feedback finds the system to be acceptably usable with an electronic interface, though with some lessons for the future. It finds that new verifiability checks in the voting ceremony did not impede function nor satisfaction. There were challenges in the complexity of the equipment, in training, and in limited levels of attendance at several sites. One important verifiability audit was not effectively offered to electors in this deployment. The system took 1121 votes from the specific groups to whom it was made available.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Computer Science
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Computing Science
Authors :
Burton, C
Culnane, C
Schneider, S
Date : 5 August 2016
DOI : 10.1109/MSP.2016.69
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Additional Information : On acceptance this paper was titled Verifiable Electronic Voting in Practice: the use of vVote in the Victorian State Election.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 08 Dec 2015 10:31
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:53

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