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Survey on Blockchain-Based Electronic Voting

  • Shuai Xiao
  • Xu An WangEmail author
  • Wei Wang
  • Han Wang
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1035)

Abstract

With the progress of society and the improvement of people’s democratic consciousness, voting, as a channel to fully develop democracy, is playing an increasingly important part in many application scenarios. In the era of Internet, electronic voting has replaced the traditional paper voting with the advantages of low cost, high efficiency and few mistakes. The fact that the data of electronic voting system is stored in the central database gives rise to the following problems: the voting data is not open and transparent enough, and it is easy to be tampered with and forged; the users’ private information faces the risk of being leaked; voters can not verify the voting results. Fortunately blockchain technology can make up for the shortcomings of the current voting system, making the voting process open and transparent, preventing fraudulent votes, enhancing the security of voting data and verifying the voting results. The application of blockchain electronic voting system has very important significance and prospects. In this paper, we first introduce the development process of electronic voting system at home and abroad, then introduce the development status of blockchain-based electronic voting system, finally we compare and summarize several typical blockchain-based electronic voting schemes.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Cryptography Development Fund of China (grant no. MMJJ20170112), Natural Science Basic Research Plan in Shaanxi Province of China (grant no. 2018JM6028), National Natural Science Foundation of China (grant no. 61772550, U1636114, and 61572521), and National Key Research and Development Program of China (grant no. 2017YFB0802000). This work is also supported by Engineering University of PAP’s Funding for Scientific Research Innovation Team (grant no. KYTD201805).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Key Laboratory for Network and Information Security of the PAPEngineering University of the PAPXi’anChina
  2. 2.Engineering University of the PAPXi’anChina

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