Anonymity in voting revisited

Hugo Jonker, Wolter Pieters

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Abstract

According to international law, anonymity of the voter is a fundamental precondition for democratic elections. In electronic voting, several aspects of voter anonymity have been identified. In this paper, we re-examine anonymity with respect to voting, and generalise existing notions of anonymity in e-voting. First, we identify and categorise the types of attack that can be a threat to anonymity of the voter, including different types of vote buying and coercion. This analysis leads to a categorisation of anonymity in voting in terms of a) the strength of the anonymity achieved and b) the extent of interaction between voter and attacker. Some of the combinations, including weak and strong receiptfreeness, are formalised in epistemic logic.
LanguageUndefined
Title of host publicationTowards Trustworthy Elections: New Directions in Electronic Voting
EditorsDavid Chaum, Markus Jakobsson, Ronald L. Rivest, Peter Y.A. Ryan, Josh Benaloh, Miroslaw Kutylowski, Ben Adida
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages216-230
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-12979-7
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag
No.6000
Volume6000
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Keywords

  • IR-71661
  • EWI-17971
  • SCS-Cybersecurity
  • METIS-275595

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Jonker, H., & Pieters, W. (2010). Anonymity in voting revisited. In D. Chaum, M. Jakobsson, R. L. Rivest, P. Y. A. Ryan, J. Benaloh, M. Kutylowski, & B. Adida (Eds.), Towards Trustworthy Elections: New Directions in Electronic Voting (pp. 216-230). [10.1007/978-3-642-12980-3_13] (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6000, No. 6000). Berlin: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12980-3_13
Jonker, Hugo ; Pieters, Wolter. / Anonymity in voting revisited. Towards Trustworthy Elections: New Directions in Electronic Voting. editor / David Chaum ; Markus Jakobsson ; Ronald L. Rivest ; Peter Y.A. Ryan ; Josh Benaloh ; Miroslaw Kutylowski ; Ben Adida. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2010. pp. 216-230 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 6000).
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Jonker, H & Pieters, W 2010, Anonymity in voting revisited. in D Chaum, M Jakobsson, RL Rivest, PYA Ryan, J Benaloh, M Kutylowski & B Adida (eds), Towards Trustworthy Elections: New Directions in Electronic Voting., 10.1007/978-3-642-12980-3_13, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, no. 6000, vol. 6000, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 216-230. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12980-3_13

Anonymity in voting revisited. / Jonker, Hugo; Pieters, Wolter.

Towards Trustworthy Elections: New Directions in Electronic Voting. ed. / David Chaum; Markus Jakobsson; Ronald L. Rivest; Peter Y.A. Ryan; Josh Benaloh; Miroslaw Kutylowski; Ben Adida. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2010. p. 216-230 10.1007/978-3-642-12980-3_13 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; Vol. 6000, No. 6000).

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Jonker H, Pieters W. Anonymity in voting revisited. In Chaum D, Jakobsson M, Rivest RL, Ryan PYA, Benaloh J, Kutylowski M, Adida B, editors, Towards Trustworthy Elections: New Directions in Electronic Voting. Berlin: Springer Verlag. 2010. p. 216-230. 10.1007/978-3-642-12980-3_13. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; 6000). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12980-3_13