Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2006/342

A Novel Secure Electronic Voting Protocol Based On Bilinear Pairings

Jue-Sam Chou and Yalin Chen and Jin-Cheng Huang

Abstract: In 1997, Cranor and Cytron proposed an electronic voting protocol, Sensus protocol, intended to be applied in a real election. However, in 2005 Fabrizio pointed out there is a vulnerability exists in their protocol that the validator can impersonate anyone of those abstained voters to cast vote. They proposed a scheme, Seas protocol, to solve this weakness. But in this paper, we will show that Seas protocol is not only inefficient but also impractical. Moreover, we also propose a sound electronic voting protocol based on Sensus protocol from bilinear pairings, which can really satisfy the security requirements of an e-voting system.

Category / Keywords: cryptographic protocols / electronic voting, bilinear pairings, ID-based cryptographic system

Date: received 10 Oct 2006

Contact author: jschou at mail nhu edu tw

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Version: 20061020:100042 (All versions of this report)

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