E-voting & Participation Lecturer Constantinos Patsakis October 30, 2015 Department of Informatics–University of Piraeus Definition: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state. To apply it, we need to vote.
Objectives of a voting system • Privacy/secrecy: Each vote must be secret, the result must be revealed at the end. No one should be able to extract information about the outcome of the result while the votes are cast. • Verification: Each voter must be able to verify that his voted has been counted. • Security: Only the registered should be able to vote, one vote each. • Transparency: The protocols and procedure must be open to the public. Currently, Estonia is the country which promotes e-voting in large scale. Each citizen possesses an ID card, which allows voting over the Internet. Real-world implementations • Helios https://heliosvoting.org • Scantegrity http://scantegrity.org/ • Pret-a-Voter http://www.pretavoter.com/ • Wombat Voting http://www.wombat-voting.com/