14th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
December 7-11, 1998
Phoenix, Arizona


Anonymous Secure E-Voting over a Network

Yi Mu and Vijay Varadharajan
School of Computing & IT, University of Western Sydney, Nepean,
PO Box 10, Kingswood, NSW 2747, Australia
Email: {yimu,vijay}@st.nepean.uws.edu.au

In this paper, we propose two new anonymous secure electronic voting schemes that protect the privacy of the voters and prevent double voting. These schemes do not require any special voting channel and the communications can occur entirely over existing networks such as the Internet. The proposed schemes are based on ElGamal digital signature algorithm and can be applied to elections in a variety of situations ranging from an election in a small organization to a country.