Optical Review

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 121–124

Anonymous quantum network voting scheme


DOI: 10.1007/s10043-012-0021-y

Cite this article as:
Li, Y. & Zeng, G. OPT REV (2012) 19: 121. doi:10.1007/s10043-012-0021-y


We propose a quantum network voting scheme with anonymity and secrecy in this letter. Using two uncoupled quantum chains, an agent prepares a traveling entangled ballot state and transfers it to each voter for voting. After the completion of voting, the ballot state is sent to another authority called the tallyman to count the number of votes for each. The present scheme may be applied to leadership elections and realized experimentally in a quantum network.


quantum networkvoting schemequantum entanglement

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electronic EngineeringShanghai Jiaotong UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Department of Communication EngineeringShanghai Dianji UniversityShanghaiChina