A Linked-List Approach to Cryptographically Secure Elections Using Instant Runoff Voting

  • Jason Keller
  • Joe Kilian
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5350)

Abstract

Numerous methods have been proposed to conduct cryptographically secure elections. Most of these protocols focus on 1-out-of-n voting schemes. Few protocols have been devised for preferential voting systems, in which voters provide a list of rankings of the candidates, and many of those treat ballots as if they were ballots in a 1-out-of-n voting scheme. We propose a linked-list-based scheme that provides improved privacy over current schemes, hiding voter preferences that should not be revealed. For large lists of candidates we achieve improved asymptotic performance.

Keywords

Electronic Voting Secure Computation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason Keller
    • 1
  • Joe Kilian
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceRutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  2. 2.PNYLAB, LLCUSA

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