DABSTERS: Distributed Authorities using Blind Signature to Effect Robust Security in e-Voting

Marwa Chaieb, Mirko Koscina, Souheib Yousfi, Pascal Lafourcade, Riadh Robbana

Abstract

Creating an online electronic voting system that meets all legal requirements of election organizers and voters has constituted a real challenge for a long period of time. Permissioned Blockchains (also called Private Blockchains) are a cutting-edge invention, introduced as a security breakthrough for many existing and emerging technologies. One potential application of private Blockchain concerns e-voting systems. We propose a fully-decentralized e-voting system based on permissioned Blockchain, called DABSTERS in e-voting. Our system uses a blinded signature consensus algorithm, which is a modified version of Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT), to preserve voter’s privacy. Our protocol ensures several security properties: voter’s eligibility, vote integrity, vote secrecy, fairness, receipt freeness, individual and universal verifiability.

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in Harvard Style

Chaieb M., Koscina M., Yousfi S., Lafourcade P. and Robbana R. (2019). DABSTERS: Distributed Authorities using Blind Signature to Effect Robust Security in e-Voting.In Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 2: SECRYPT, ISBN 978-989-758-378-0, pages 228-235. DOI: 10.5220/0007917702280235


in Bibtex Style

@conference{secrypt19,
author={Marwa Chaieb and Mirko Koscina and Souheib Yousfi and Pascal Lafourcade and Riadh Robbana},
title={DABSTERS: Distributed Authorities using Blind Signature to Effect Robust Security in e-Voting},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 2: SECRYPT,},
year={2019},
pages={228-235},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007917702280235},
isbn={978-989-758-378-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - Volume 2: SECRYPT,
TI - DABSTERS: Distributed Authorities using Blind Signature to Effect Robust Security in e-Voting
SN - 978-989-758-378-0
AU - Chaieb M.
AU - Koscina M.
AU - Yousfi S.
AU - Lafourcade P.
AU - Robbana R.
PY - 2019
SP - 228
EP - 235
DO - 10.5220/0007917702280235