Design and implementation of a mobile voting system using a novel oblivious and proxy signature

Shin Yan Chiou*, Tsung Ju Wang, Jiun Ming Chen

*Corresponding author for this work

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Electronic voting systems can make the voting process much more convenient. However, in such systems, if a server signs blank votes before users vote, it may cause undue multivoting. Furthermore, if users vote before the signing of the server, voting information will be leaked to the server and may be compromised. Blind signatures could be used to prevent leaking voting information from the server; however, malicious users could produce noncandidate signatures for illegal usage at that time or in the future. To overcome these problems, this paper proposes a novel oblivious signature scheme with a proxy signature function to satisfy security requirements such as information protection, personal privacy, and message verifcation and to ensure that no one can cheat other users (including the server). We propose an electronic voting system based on the proposed oblivious and proxy signature scheme and implement this scheme in a smartphone application to allow users to vote securely and conveniently. Security analyses and performance comparisons are provided to show the capability and efciency of the proposed scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3075210
JournalSecurity and Communication Networks
StatePublished - 2017

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