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Chaînes de confiance et périmètres de certification : le cas des systèmes de "vote électronique"

François Pellegrini 1, 2
2 BACCHUS - Parallel tools for Numerical Algorithms and Resolution of essentially Hyperbolic problems
CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR5800, UB - Université de Bordeaux, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest
Abstract : "E-voting"' consists in dematerializing some parts or all of the traditional voting process based on paper ballots. In spite of appearances, it is not a minor adaptation: the digitization of ballots modifies the propreties of the ballot in a substantial way. Consequently, it is of the utmost importance to determine whether the level of confidence in the electoral process can be preserved. In the face of the complexity of computer systems, the expert in charge of their auditing finds himself at a loss. Even the theoretical tools cannot be of practical help. The smooth running of the electoral process is asserted by means of trust chains, that are broken by the introduction of opaque devices, designed and operated by third parties. At the time being, it is not possible to guarantee that a receipt-free "e-voting" device functions properly. Many bugs bear witness to that. At the present state of the science, the only option offered to the lawmaker consists in forbidding their use, as several countries already did.
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François Pellegrini. Chaînes de confiance et périmètres de certification : le cas des systèmes de "vote électronique". [Rapport de recherche] RR-8553, INRIA. 2014, pp.30. ⟨hal-01010950v4⟩



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