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Practical mobile electronic election

Yi, Xun and Okamoto, Eiji (2011) Practical mobile electronic election. In: System Integration (SII), 2011 IEEE/SICE International Syposium. IEEE, Piscataway, N.J., pp. 1119-1124.

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Abstract

Recent technological advances in mobile communications allow the public to take part in non-critical elections (such as deciding the most valuable player in sports events) with mobile phones. However, in more critical elections (such as general elections), electorates are not yet allowed to cast votes through mobile phones. In this paper, we propose a practical electronic voting scheme for mobile communications. Our basic idea is blindly signing each vote twice and mixing all ballots by a mix network. Voter authentication is achieved by cooperation of an identity card (IC) and a SIM card embedded in a mobile phone with dual/twin SIM card holder. The IC securely keeps a vote for the prevention of vote buying and extortion. Our scheme has eligibility, anonymity, receipt-freeness, fairness, and verifiability if at least one mix server is honest. In addition, our scheme needs low communication, computation and storage in the IC and the SIM card, which makes it practical for mobile communications.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 9781457715235 (print)
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Conference held: Kyoto, Japan, 20-22 Dec. 2011

Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23616, cryptography, electronic voting, integrated circuits, mobile communication, mobile handsets, nominations and elections, servers, authorisation, government data processing, SIM cards, ballot mixing, dual SIM card holders, electronic voting scheme, identity cards, mix network, mix server, receipt-freeness, verifiability, vote buying prevention, vote extortion prevention, voter authentication
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0804 Data Format
FOR Classification > 1005 Communications Technologies
SEO Classification > 8903 Information Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2013 04:56
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 04:05
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/9599
DOI: 10.1109/SII.2011.6147606
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