Issue No. 03 - May/June (2008 vol. 6)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MSP.2008.62
Nirwan Ansari , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Pitipatana Sakarindr , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Ehsan Haghani , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Chao Zhang , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Aridaman K. Jain , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Yun Q. Shi , New Jersey Institute of Technology
Despite their widespread deployment, questions about electronic voting systems' performance emerge following many elections. To encourage full public confidence in the electoral process, some researchers recommend equipping electronic voting machines with voter-verifiable audit trails that print out paper records that voters can read and verify. In this article, the authors report on their analysis and testing of one US state's criteria for direct-recording electronic (DRE) voting machines equipped with voter-verified paper-record (VVPR) systems. The criteria and analysis cover various categories, including privacy, security, verification, integrity, functionality, and examination. The authors describe their testing methodologies, discuss issues exhibited by different voting systems, and propose solutions to address those issues.
electronic voting machines, direct-recording electronic (DRE) system, voter-verified paper-record system (VVPRS), voting system, security, testing, privacy
P. Sakarindr, N. Ansari, C. Zhang, Y. Q. Shi, E. Haghani and A. K. Jain, "Evaluating Electronic Voting Systems Equipped with Voter-Verified Paper Records," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 6, no. , pp. 30-39, 2008.