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Lecture Notes in Informatics

5. International conference on electronic voting 2012 (EVOTE2012) P-205, 81-94 (2012).

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A supervised verifiable voting protocol for the victorian electoral commission

Craig Burton , Chris Culane , James Heather , Thea Peacock , Peter Y. A. Ryan , Steve Schneider , Sriramkrishnan Srinivasan , Vanessa Teague , Roland Wen and Zhe Xia


This paper describes the design of a supervised, verifiable voting protocol suitable for use for elections in the state of Victoria, Australia. We provide a brief overview of the style and nature of the elections held in Victoria and associated challenges. Our protocol, based on Prêt à Voter, presents a new ballot overprinting front-end design, which assists the voter in completing the potentially complex ballot. We also present and analyze a series of modifications to the backend that will enable it to handle the large number of candidates, , with ranking single transferable vote (STV), which some Victorian elections require. We conclude with a threat analysis of the scheme and a discussion on the impact of the modifications on the integrity and privacy assumptions of Prêt à Voter.

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