An untraceable, universally verifiable voting scheme

Seminar in Cryptology
Professor Philip Klein
December 12, 1995


Recent electronic voting schemes have shown the ability to protect the privacy of voters and prevent the possibility of a voter from being coerced to reveal his vote. These schemes protect the voter’s identity from the vote, but do not do so unconditionally. In this paper we apply a technique called blinded signatures to a voter’s ballot so that it is impossible for anyone to trace the ballot back to the voter. We achieve the desired properties of privacy, universal verifiability, convenience and untraceability at the expense of receipt-freeness.

Full text: voting.pdf (Adobe Acrobat PDF, 47K)