Practical mobile electronic election

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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.


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.

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Conference held: Kyoto, Japan, 20-22 Dec. 2011

Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1109/SII.2011.6147606
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ISBN 9781457715235 (print)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 0804 Data Format
Historical > FOR Classification > 1005 Communications Technologies
Historical > SEO Classification > 8903 Information Services
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
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
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