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Publication Citation: Attacking Paper-Based E2E Voting Systems

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Author(s): John M. Kelsey; Andrew R. Regenscheid; Tal Moran; David Chaum;
Title: Attacking Paper-Based E2E Voting Systems
Published: February 01, 2010
Abstract: In this paper, we develop methods for constructing vote-buying/coercion attacks on end-to-end voting systems, and describe vote-buying/coercion attacks on three end-to-end voting systems: Punchscan, Pret-a-Voter, and Threeballot. We also demonstrate a different attack on Punchscan, which could permit corrupt election officials to change votes without detection in some cases. Additionally, we consider some generic attacks on end-to-end voting systems.
Citation: Towards Trustworthy Elections: New Directions in Electronic Voting
Publisher: Springer-Verlag, Berlin,
Volume: 6000
Pages: pp. 370 - 387
Keywords: voting, end-to-end voting schemes, cryptographic voting schemes, coercion attacks
Research Areas: Information Technology
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-12980-3_23  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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