Paper 2023/055

An analysis of a scheme proposed for electronic voting systems

Nicu Neculache, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
Vlad-Andrei Petcu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi
Emil Simion, Politehnica University of Bucharest

Voting mechanisms allow the expression of the elections by a democratic approach. Any voting scheme must ensure, preferably in an efficient way, a series of safety measures such as confidentiality, integrity and anonymity. Since the 1980s, the concept of electronic voting became more and more of interest, being an advantageous or even necessary alternative for the organization of secure elections. In this paper, we give an overview for the e-voting mechanisms together with the security features they must fulfill. Then we focus on the blind signature paradigm, specifically on the Pairing Free Identity-Based Blind Signature Scheme with Message Recovery (PF-IDBS-MR). Our goal is to give a better understanding on the PF-IDBS-MR scheme by offering an adaptation on the standard voting protocol’s phases. More important, we analyze if the general security requirements and the recommendations proposed by the Council of Europe are met by the scheme.

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electronic votingblind signaturePF-IDBS-MR
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nnicu8 @ gmail com
petcuvlad92 @ gmail com
emil simion @ upb ro
2023-01-19: approved
2023-01-16: received
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      author = {Nicu Neculache and Vlad-Andrei Petcu and Emil Simion},
      title = {An analysis of a scheme proposed for electronic voting systems},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2023/055},
      year = {2023},
      note = {\url{}},
      url = {}
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