Coercion-Resistant Proxy Voting
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- Kulyk O., Neumann S., Marky K., Budurushi J., Volkamer M. (2016) Coercion-Resistant Proxy Voting. In: Hoepman JH., Katzenbeisser S. (eds) ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection. SEC 2016. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol 471. Springer, Cham
In general, most elections follow the principle of equality, or as it came to be known, the principle of “one man – one vote”. However, this principle might pose difficulties for voters, who are not well informed regarding the particular matter that is voted on. In order to address this issue, a new form of voting has been proposed, namely proxy voting. In proxy voting, each voter has the possibility to delegate her voting right to another voter, so called proxy, that she considers a trusted expert on the matter. In this paper we propose an end-to-end verifiable Internet voting scheme, which to the best of our knowledge is the first scheme to address voter coercion in the proxy voting setting.