Remote e-voting and coercion: a risk-assessment model and solutions
ISSN der Zeitschrift
Electronic voting in Europe - Technology, law, politics and society, workshop of the ESF TED programme together with GI and OCG
Regular Research Papers
Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
This paper, useful to anyone who has to address the public and representatives of the world of politics, focuses on the specific topic of resistance to vote-coercion. By using a model, we want to illustrate the implicit – and possibly realistic – assumption that vote-buying is not profitable or doable in current conditions. But these assumptions do not necessarily hold good in all environments. For those environments, recent – mainly cryptographic – publications show that coercion-resistant remote e-voting schemes are indeed possible.