Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/047

Evolution of Bulletin Board & its application to E-Voting A Survey

Misni Harjo Suwito and Yoshifumi Ueshige and Kouichi Sakurai

Abstract: The voting process is fundamental to any democratic system be it a country or a company's boardroom. Nearly forty years ago, e-voting was theoretically perceived as a more efficient replacement of the widely existing paper-based traditional voting system. Several research works have been carried out to ensure more security and efficiency in different settings for e-voting schemes. One of the fundamental building blocks of e-voting systems is the public Bulletin Board through which several security properties are achieved. After introducing Blockchain technology, the bulletin board has found a new meaningful and concrete way of distributed way of implementation. Before Blockchain technology, either such a system was theoretically assumed or perceived as a public broadcast channel with memory. In this survey, we present a concise survey of bulletin boards' evolution with a typical application to the e-voting systems. We note that bulletin boards have other applications in other joint computation areas. Still, we are interested in evolving e-voting systems based on bulletin board and how several desired security properties are realized through bulletin boards.

Category / Keywords: applications / E-voting, Verifiability, Receipt-freeness, Blockchain, Bulletin Board

Date: received 12 Jan 2021

Contact author: misnisuwito at gmail com, misni muhammad@mercubuana ac id, yueshige@nagasaki-u ac jp, sakurai@inf kyushu-u ac jp

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