Televoting: Secure, Overseas Voting
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- Crawford C.S., Mack N., Eugene W., Gilbert J.E. (2015) Televoting: Secure, Overseas Voting. In: Tryfonas T., Askoxylakis I. (eds) Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust. HAS 2015. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9190. Springer, Cham
Because many members of the armed services are overseas during elections, they are unable to cast their ballot in person. Although the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) gives soldiers located overseas the right to mail in absentee ballots, they are often left uncounted due to issues with shipping. This paper presents Televoting, an approach to Internet voting (E-Voting) modeled after Telemedicine systems that utilizes video communication technology. Televoting attempts to address security issues that have plagued previous E-Voting platforms by producing a paper ballot instead of storing votes on a server. This paper discusses the system design and the voting process users experience when using Televoting.