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Hosp, Benjamin ; Vora, Poorvi

An Information-Theoretic Model of Voting Systems

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Abstract

We present an information-theoretic model of a voting system, consisting of (a) definitions of the desirable qualities of integrity, privacy and verifiability, and (b) quantitative measures of how close a system is to being perfect with respect to each of the qualities. We describe the well-known trade-off between integrity and privacy in this model, and defines a concept of weak privacy, which is traded off with system verifiability. This is an extension of a talk from WOTE 2006, and contains some new applications of the model and arguments for the model's applicability.

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@InProceedings{hosp_et_al:DSP:2008:1298,
  author =	{Benjamin Hosp and Poorvi Vora},
  title =	{An Information-Theoretic Model of Voting Systems},
  booktitle =	{Frontiers of Electronic Voting},
  year =	{2008},
  editor =	{David Chaum and Miroslaw Kutylowski and Ronald L. Rivest  and Peter Y. A. Ryan },
  number =	{07311},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2008/1298},
  annote =	{Keywords: Information-Theory, Elections, Measurement, Integrity, Privacy, Verifiability}
}

Keywords: Information-Theory, Elections, Measurement, Integrity, Privacy, Verifiability
Seminar: 07311 - Frontiers of Electronic Voting
Issue Date: 2008
Date of publication: 15.01.2008


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