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Questions tagged [electronic-voting]

IT systems which gather and count votes for a poll, preferably in a way which ensures the ballot is both secret and manipulation-resistant.

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How does change.org prevent fraud?

On the site change.org it's possible to start a petition. I found two (somewhat) contradicting statements in their privacy policy: We do not monitor, verify, or perform any background check on ...
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Prove a client sent a request - voting system

Let's say I created a voting system where each voter would use an app and vote on a candidate. The app would send the vote to a server. The server would store the vote on a DB with the request IP. Is ...
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Voting w/ SAML + BlockChain

There are a few grass roots initiatives to introduce blockchain as a ledger for election voting. My criticism of the ones I have seen, at the time I saw them, is that they did not adequately address ...
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Can there be a secret ballot software in a membership-based community?

There is an online membership community. Every member has the ssh key that they use to perform various functions. There is the need to vote on sensitive issues. Members don't want to disclose their ...
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Possible setup for a direct democracy voting system to prevent fraud

My Government is designing a direct democratic voting system and would like the system to be open sourced and unable to be corrupted by individuals and other stakeholders. Some requirements as of now:...
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Risks and challenges of an online voting system. Any recent updates? [closed]

I'm studying and preparing a document for implementing an online voting system (internet based system) which can be used for governmental voting purposes. I would like to ask for your advise and ...
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Anonymity of ballots when voting with BYCRYPT hashes

Hello Security Experts! I am implementing a small web application where users can cast votes. On the one hand, I want ballots to by anonymous. So the username is not stored with the ballot. But on ...
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Is this voting system secure in an information theory sense?

This is the question that I am trying to create a voting system for, and I wanted to submit it for belittlement. It's a remote voting system, and our voters need to show evidence they supported the ...
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Can ROM checksum checker reliably defend against non-physical tampering/hacking of a voting machine?

Every time there are elections in USA, questions of the security vulnerabilities and hacking/tampering with voting machines are raised (I'm sure that it's not US-only phenomenon, either). Obviously, ...
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Electronic Voting System Proposal: What are the flaws?

I just thought of an electronic voting system and wanted to write it down. After writing 1 line in a text editor, I thought I should share it here and ask you about the flaws in it. Let's see if you ...
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Why is e-voting still a problem?

Electronic voting has been considered technical infeasible for a long time. And recently I watched a video from the channel Computerphile on YouTube where they bring up all the problems that come ...
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Why cant all voters be authorities in homomorphic encryption based voting scemes?

In voting scemes I have seen so far that are based on homomorphic encryption, a group of partially trusted "authorities" share the task of decrypting the result. The voter has to trust at least one of ...
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Online votes where two-part codes are sent together

A lot of societies that I am a member of allow online voting for their AGMs (to elect members, approve minutes, etc). To vote in these all members are sent out a two part code - however the two codes ...
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What if the voting machine is the adversary (Distributed Knowledge/Trust)

I read some e-voting questions here, but most deal with simple things like securing the connection from external attackers. But they usually put implicit trust on the central voting authority to be ...
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Why can't Google Forms be used for elections?

I have been looking into secure online voting systems for a fairly small-scale (though extremely important) leadership election (~1000 voters). I have been researching End-to-End auditable voting ...
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«Secret ballot» requirement for a distributed e-voting system

There are lots of discussions about electronic voting vs paper-based voting and technical concerns about it. So here's another one. There are some concepts that are very similar to cryptocurrencies ...
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Creating a semi-anonymous voting system [duplicate]

I'm working with a model government simulation for fun over on reddit. I was wondering if there is a way that I could improve anonymity of votes and ensure that all votes are legitimate. This is the ...
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Electronic voting, follow up [closed]

As a follow up to this great question and the answers provided I (as stubborn and naive as I am) still don't get why creating a secure voting system is practically impossible. First off why is ...
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Can I hide information from the device I use to encrypt it?

Assume I have some Information (i.e. my choice during an election) I want my device to encrypt. At the same time i don't want my device to know the meaning of the information it decrypts. Example: ...
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E-voting: receipt-free, verifiable, and anonymous

Background In response to a system design concept, a question was posed: How do you achieve electronic voting, anonymity, and verifiability at the same time? I was informed that most experts in ...
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Does heartbleed effect effect electronic voting [closed]

Is electronic voting software compromised by the heartbleed issue?
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Anonymized Votes

Background Looking to create an anonymous voting system. The system must track whether or not a user voted on an item (public information), but only that user is ever allowed to know whether they ...
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Online Government Elections System - Is it possible?

I am from Bulgaria and currently some groups here are promoting the idea of referendum among the people, about the possibility for establishing a system for ONLINE GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS. The idea is ...
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Secure Internet Polling

In the United States, there has been a lot of talk about creating a secure polling system that would operate over the internet. I have also heard that Securing a poll over the Internet is impossible. ...