Third-party verifiable voting systems: addressing motivation and incentives in e-voting

Simpson, R. and Storer, T. (2018) Third-party verifiable voting systems: addressing motivation and incentives in e-voting. Journal of Information Security and Applications, 38, pp. 132-138. (doi:10.1016/j.jisa.2017.11.005)

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Abstract

Voter-verifiable voting systems place significant demands of both effort and knowledge onto ordinary voters who have only limited incentives to participate. We suggest the use of third-party verifiable voting systems, harnessing the very strong incentives for candidates and observers to verify that votes are correctly counted. A generic modification enabling this via the use of pre-filled ballots and secure depositing is outlined and we demonstrate this modification by applying it to two major voter-verifiable voting systems. Additionally, potential vulnerabilities of this approach are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simpson, Mr Robert and Storer, Dr Tim
Authors: Simpson, R., and Storer, T.
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Journal Name:Journal of Information Security and Applications
Journal Abbr.:JISA
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2214-2126
Published Online:22 November 2017
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Journal of Information Security and Applications 38:132-138
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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