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A New Proxy Electronic Voting Scheme Based on Proxy Signatures

  • Cheng-Chi Lee
  • Te-Yu Chen
  • Shu-Chen Lin
  • Min-Shiang Hwang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 164)

Abstract

Electronic voting (e-voting) is used to solve the problems of traditional paper-based voting and to lower costs. So far, many researchers have offered their secure e-voting systems. However, the existing schemes do not seem to meet the requirement of delegation. For example, a stockholder may want to assign some other person in the company to vote by using a warrant, and the system should provide such service. In this paper, the authors propose a novel e-voting scheme called the proxy e-voting scheme that has the ability to delegate a proxy to vote. The proxy e-voting scheme can satisfy all the requirements we bring up. As a result, the scheme not only can be easily implemented but also has less computational cost for voters to cast the ballots.

Keywords

Data security Electronic voting ElGamal cryptosystem Proxy e-voting 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was partially supported by the National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C., under contract no.: NSC 100-2221-E-030-015 and 100-2218-E-164-002.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cheng-Chi Lee
    • 1
  • Te-Yu Chen
    • 2
  • Shu-Chen Lin
    • 3
  • Min-Shiang Hwang
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Library and Information ScienceFu Jen Catholic UniversityNew Taipei CityTaiwan, ROC
  2. 2.Department of Information Networking TechnologyHsiuping University of Science and TechnologyTaichungTaiwan, ROC
  3. 3.Department of Information ManagementChaoyang University of TechnologyTaichungTaiwan, ROC
  4. 4.Department of Computer Science and Information EngineeringAsia UniversityTaichungTaiwan, ROC

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