Select Page

Election Methods: A typed classification

From wikipedia Electoral systems consist of sets of rules that govern all aspects of the voting process: when elections occur, who is allowed to vote, who can stand as a candidate, how ballots are marked and cast, how the ballots are counted (electoral method), limits...

Anonymity and e-participation: Pros and Cons

In two previous posts we discussed cryptographic techniques that allow maintaining privacy and anonymity in e-participation platforms. That was the how, but what about the why? In this post we review the main points made in the decidim report regarding the suitability...

3 crypto schemes for liquid democracy (III)

In part 1 and part 2 we showed two schemes supporting liquid democracy. Scheme Mixnet/Mixnet combined results from two tallies to obtain each election result. Scheme Homomorphic/Mixnet differed from Mixnet/Mixnet in that the tally of votes for delegates (votes to...

Secure voting – a definition

What do we mean by secure voting? The expression is overloaded and ambiguous. Part of the ambiguity stems from the different contexts where the term is used. On one hand, we can speak about secure voting in the general context of cybersecurity and the internet. On the...

Anonymous authenticated registration for e-participation

Following the previous post, we describe a two-phase process by which citizens can anonymously register with an e-participation platform while maintaining authentication and eligibility guarantees. Technical details are left out of this description for the sake of...

Privacy-preserving e-participation with nMix

In this post we describe a concrete design enabling privacy for e-participation platforms falling under the category of social information filtering systems. This is an extension of work presented in the User Anonymization for Decidim Barcelona report. Although this...