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Cryptography Project Josué David Zapata Vázquez Professor André Luiz Moura dos Santos Cryptography Course Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Experts on Puerto Rico election process, expressed his reserves on an electronic voting system. Given the low margin of error attained with the PR manual process, and the high costs involved with changing the whole system over to an electronic system, they expressed serious doubts on whether or not to “upgrade” our election system.
The problem is that the systems proposed in the past for electronic voting in Puerto Rico begin with a new system vulnerable to corruption rather than establish a design that can work with the actual manual process. Our project will be focus on design a protocol that will work in a application that will work as an aide for the actual manual process.
In the actual system of voting in Puerto Rico, the element that eliminates not all but majority of corruption in the system is that a representative of every political opponent will take part of the vote counting and results management process. When there is lack of one of the representatives, the system is vulnerable of any type of inequality in the counting.
Traditional Identification Process SigningElectronic Voting System print a Physical Voting Receipt Vote will go to a local database in the voting room in a ROM At voting closing process representatives check the results If there is no approval from one of the representative will do recount with the voting receipts Number of receipts need to be equal to number of voters Encryption of results via web and in the ROM approved by representatives
We choose to solve the problem of the encryption and decryption of the results by the approval of the representatives in every voting room. The cryptographic protocol need to be accurate to give the results to the Commission of Elections in Puerto Rico.