Multi-Authority Secret-Ballot Elections with Linear Work
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- Cramer R., Franklin M., Schoenmakers B., Yung M. (1996) Multi-Authority Secret-Ballot Elections with Linear Work. In: Maurer U. (eds) Advances in Cryptology — EUROCRYPT ’96. EUROCRYPT 1996. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 1070. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We present new cryptographic protocols for multi-authority secret ballot elections that guarantee privacy, robustness, and univer- sal verifiability. Application of some novel techniques, in particular the construction of witness hiding/indistinguishable protocols from Cramer, Damgård and Schoenmakers, and the verifiable secret sharing scheme of Pedersen, reduce the work required by the voter or an authority to a linear number of cryptographic operations in the population size (com- pared to quadratic in previous schemes). Thus we get significantly closer to a practical election scheme.