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1 Wombat Voting 1.Designed (2009-2010) 2.Implemented (2010-2011) 3.Deployed (1 x 2011, 2 x 2012)

2 Amnon Ta Shma (TAU) Douglas Wikstrom (KTH) Ben Riva (TAU) Niko Farhi (TAU) Morgan Llewellyn (IMT Lucca) Jonathan Ben-Nun IDC Students: Tomer Gabbai, Doron Sharon, Shiran Kleiderman, Ido Bergerfroind, Asaf Gamliel, Daniel Rapaport, Omri Baumer, Asaf Inger, Eitan Grundland Project Participants

3 Simple design Voter privacy End-to-end verifiability No need to trust the designers! Easy to use Versatile Paper backup Main Objectives

4 Simple and Familiar

5 System components Dual ballot Voting machine Polling station committee Public bulletin board Mixnet Vote

6 The Ballot אא

7 Voting Booth Vote selection Ballot printing Hardware – Touch screen – Printer

8 Polling Station Voter identification Vote casting Hardware – A desktop computer – 2D barcode scanner

9 Website (Hebrew)

10 Website (English)

11 Election set-up

12 Voting

13 Tallying Encrypted votes are mixed by the mixnet. Mixed decrypted votes and proofs of correctness are published in the Bulletin board. Paper votes may be tallied according to policy.

14 Auditing Auditing the machine (“cast as intended”): Audit by users using Android application. Random audit by designated auditors. Auditing the bulletin board. Android application. Validation of mixnet proofs of correctness: Built-in verifier. 2 Independent verifiers.

15 Verification (manual)

16 Verification (phone)

17 Behind the scenes Auditing the booth: cast-or-audit

18 Behind the scenes Auditing the booth: cast-or-audit Auditing the tally: Verifiable Mixnet

19 Elections with Wombat IDC Student council elections: May 17-19 2011 Meretz party chairman: February 7, 2012 IDC Student council elections: May 21-23 2012

20 IDC 2011 Elections Non-profit college with ~6000 students. 28 different races. Students eligible to vote on multiple races. 2097 students voted.

21 Some Statistics Voting took 1-2 minutes: 30 Seconds for voter identification 30 Seconds for scanning the ballot 579 voters verified ballot at bulletin board Students encouraged to verify with a coveted prize (2 x faculty parking spots).

22 Questionnaire 403 students answered an on-line survey. 78 answered a random exit survey. Students encouraged to answer by offering prize. High levels of voter satisfaction and confidence. The processes of folding ballots and validating votes should be improved.

23 Questionnaire “How satisfied are you with your voting experience?” “The Voting Process Was Clear and Simple”

24 Meretz Party Leader Party leader elected by party council consisting of 950 representatives. Highly diverse set of voters: Age (many over 50), gender, education, ethnicity… 830 (88%) voted. 23 voters verified their vote.

25 IDC 2012 Elections 2120 Students voted. Only 16 students checked their votes.

26 Difficulties & Lessons Technical difficulties: Electricity power loss. Printer hanging. Difficulties in folding the ballot. Mitigated by volunteers instructing voters before entering the voting booth.

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