TrustedEVoting (TeV) a Secure, Anonymous and Verifiable Blockchain-Based e-Voting Framework

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Abstract

Research and commercial approaches on electronic voting (e-Voting) exist and the recently emerged blockchain technology has given this research area yet another boost. However, one may claim that the actual deployment of e-Voting is at its infancy, mainly due to election integrity issues such as vote non-tampering, voter anonymity, and vote verifiability (even though the last two may seem contradictory). The integration of cryptography and blockchain technology in a single framework could provide a solid foundation for secure, anonymous and still verifiable electronic voting. This paper presents the TrustedEVoting (TeV) framework, a blockchain-based approach, that wraps not only the required key elements for secure and verifiable e-Voting but also additional features such as support for re-voting, post-election vote check and voting channel preference. The last one is important as the transition from traditional physical voting to e-Voting is not immediate and TeV framework makes provision for a multiple-channel approach for voting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Democracy – Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age - 8th International Conference, e-Democracy 2019, Proceedings
EditorsSokratis Katsikas, Sokratis Katsikas, Vasilios Zorkadis
PublisherSpringer India
Pages129-143
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783030375447
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
Event8th e-Democracy International Conference on Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age, e-Democracy 2019 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 12 Dec 201913 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1111 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference8th e-Democracy International Conference on Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age, e-Democracy 2019
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period12/12/1913/12/19

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Electronic Voting
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Keywords

  • Blockchain technology
  • e-Voting
  • Post-election vote check

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Verwer, M. B., Dionysiou, I., & Gjermundrød, H. (2020). TrustedEVoting (TeV) a Secure, Anonymous and Verifiable Blockchain-Based e-Voting Framework. In S. Katsikas, S. Katsikas, & V. Zorkadis (Eds.), E-Democracy – Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age - 8th International Conference, e-Democracy 2019, Proceedings (pp. 129-143). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1111 CCIS). Springer India. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37545-4_9
Verwer, Michel B. ; Dionysiou, Ioanna ; Gjermundrød, Harald. / TrustedEVoting (TeV) a Secure, Anonymous and Verifiable Blockchain-Based e-Voting Framework. E-Democracy – Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age - 8th International Conference, e-Democracy 2019, Proceedings. editor / Sokratis Katsikas ; Sokratis Katsikas ; Vasilios Zorkadis. Springer India, 2020. pp. 129-143 (Communications in Computer and Information Science).
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Verwer, MB, Dionysiou, I & Gjermundrød, H 2020, TrustedEVoting (TeV) a Secure, Anonymous and Verifiable Blockchain-Based e-Voting Framework. in S Katsikas, S Katsikas & V Zorkadis (eds), E-Democracy – Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age - 8th International Conference, e-Democracy 2019, Proceedings. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol. 1111 CCIS, Springer India, pp. 129-143, 8th e-Democracy International Conference on Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age, e-Democracy 2019, Athens, Greece, 12/12/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37545-4_9

TrustedEVoting (TeV) a Secure, Anonymous and Verifiable Blockchain-Based e-Voting Framework. / Verwer, Michel B.; Dionysiou, Ioanna; Gjermundrød, Harald.

E-Democracy – Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age - 8th International Conference, e-Democracy 2019, Proceedings. ed. / Sokratis Katsikas; Sokratis Katsikas; Vasilios Zorkadis. Springer India, 2020. p. 129-143 (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1111 CCIS).

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Verwer MB, Dionysiou I, Gjermundrød H. TrustedEVoting (TeV) a Secure, Anonymous and Verifiable Blockchain-Based e-Voting Framework. In Katsikas S, Katsikas S, Zorkadis V, editors, E-Democracy – Safeguarding Democracy and Human Rights in the Digital Age - 8th International Conference, e-Democracy 2019, Proceedings. Springer India. 2020. p. 129-143. (Communications in Computer and Information Science). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-37545-4_9