Partial Verifiability in POLYAS for the GI Elections

AuthorOlembo, Maina; Kahlert, Anna; Neumann, Stephan; Volkamer, Melanie
TypeConference Proceedings
AbstractWe discuss the use of POLYAS, an Internet voting system, in GI elections before 2010, in 2010 and 2011, as well as in future. We briefly describe how the system was extended in 2010 to provide partial verifiability and how the integrity of the GI election result was verified in the 2010 and 2011 elections. Information necessary for partial verifiability has so far only been made available to a small group of researchers. In future it would be ideal to make this, and more information, available to the general public, or to GI members, in order to increase the level of verifiability. We highlight legal considerations accompanying these possibilities, including publishing more details about the election results, the requirement for secret elections and avoiding vote buying, and how to handle complaints. Motivated by legal constraints, we propose further improvements to the POLYAS system. Finally, we generalize our findings to any partially verifiable Internet voting system.
SerieLNI - Lecture Notes in Informatics
In5th International Conference on Electronic Voting 2012 (EVOTE2012), p.95-109
PublisherGesellschaft für Informatik