Conference Proceedings

Countering Ballot Stuffing and Incorporating Eligibility Verifiability in Helios

Sriramkrishnan Srinivasan, Chris Culnane, James Heather, Steve Schneider, Zhe Xia, MH Au (ed.), B Carminati (ed.), CCJ Kuo (ed.)

Lecture Notes in Computer Science | SPRINGER INT PUBLISHING AG | Published : 2014


Helios is a web-based end-to-end verifiable electronic voting system which has been said to be suitable for low-coercion environments. Although many Internet voting schemes have been proposed in the literature, Helios stands out for its real world relevance. It has been used in a number of elections in university campuses around the world and it has also been used recently by the IACR to elect its board members. It was noted that a dishonest server in Helios can stuff ballots and this seems to limit the claims of end-to-end verifiability of the system. In this work, we investigate how the issue of ballot stuffing can be addressed with minimum change to the current vote casting experience in ..

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Awarded by UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

Dr. Sriramkrishnan Srinivasan was at the University of Surrey when this work was carried out. This work was funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under grant EP/G025797/1, and we are grateful to the anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments on the paper.