Security Principles and Challenges in Electronic Voting

Saman Shojae Chaeikar, Alireza Jolfaei, Nazeeruddin Mohammad, Pouya Ostovari

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Abstract

An electronic voting system aims to cast and record votes of the legitimate voters while providing an adequate level of security in the way the votes are cast. These require eliminating the link between the voter and the vote, and at the same time, providing an audit trail for validating the counting and tallying processes. Voting is a critical principle of democracy, and to achieve an accurate vote recording, storing, and reporting, the designed system must be reliable, and tampering and fraud-resistant. Moreover, the architecture of the system must prevent user mistakes, and technical errors and drawbacks. This paper classifies the current critical security issues of the e-voting systems in a structured way, to help the e-voting researchers and designers evaluate their systems against them. To this end, it first reviews the system components, authorized user types, and potential threats, and then discusses the confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) issues. The final contribution is introducing and prioritizing the potential security solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 IEEE 25th International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW 2021
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages38-45
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781665444880, 9781665444897
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event25th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW 2021 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 25 Oct 202129 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Workshop, EDOCW
ISSN (Print)1541-7719

Conference

Conference25th IEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops, EDOCW 2021
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period25/10/2129/10/21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was in part supported by the PMU cyberse-curity center.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Availability
  • Confidentiality
  • Electronic voting
  • Integrity
  • Security landscape.

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