5 reasons to choose online voting

Nowadays, there are tons of things we do online, from shopping to doing any kind of official arrangement. And you may think, why not voting online too? Whether you are part of a small, medium or large organization, you may have thought at some point about the reasons...

Anonymity, Pseudonymity and E-participation

This is a follow up to a previous post discussing the pros and cons of anonymity in e-participation. These are the main points found there Greater anonymity may increase uncivil behaviour and the use of offensive words[21,22]. Greater anonymity may reduce comment...

Encoding plaintexts in ElGamal

The nVotes voting system uses an ElGamal re-encryption mixnet to ensure ballot privacy. When using ElGamal encryption it is necessary to first encode protected data into the plaintext space where ElGamal operates in. Once encoded in this space, the information can be...

Ballot privacy for weighted voting

In previous posts we have discussed the idea of degree of privacy and its application to weighted voting. In those posts we were concerned about what can be revealed about voter’s choices given an election result. We saw an attack method where privacy was...

Degree of privacy for weighted voting

In the two previous posts we saw a general definition of degree of privacy for voting and a method to attack privacy in weighted voting. In the latter post we remarked The problem is that calculating the terms in the entropy expression is in general intractable due to...