Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2007/252

A Verifiable Voting Protocol based on Farnel

Roberto Araujo, Ricardo Felipe Custodio, and Jeroen van de Graaf

Abstract: Farnel is a voting system proposed in 2001 in which each voter signs a ballot. It uses two ballot boxes to avoid the association between a voter and a vote. In this paper we first point out a flaw in the ThreeBallot system proposed by Rivest that seems to have gone unnoticed so far: it reveals statistical information about who is winning the election. Then, trying to resolve this and other flaws, we present a new, voter-verifiable version of the Farnel voting system in which voters retain copies of ballot IDs as receipts.

Category / Keywords: Farnel, election schemes

Publication Info: IAVoSS Workshop On Trustworthy Elections (WOTE 2007)

Date: received 26 Jun 2007, last revised 8 Jan 2008

Contact author: rsa at cdc informatik tu-darmstadt de

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