Title: Secure online voting system in cloud

Authors: S. Vijayalakshmi; G.R. Karpagam

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 641004, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, 641004, India

Abstract: India is one of the most important democratic and developing countries on earth. A democratic form of government is run by the elected representatives of the common people. Voting is important because the people participate in elections to choose their representatives. Though there are several issues in implementing online voting system, security is one of the most important issues. Our objective is to design and develop a framework for a secure online voting system in a cloud environment by using digital certificate secure hash algorithm (SHA) and ElGamal encryption. The proposed system consists of three managers such as certification authority manager (CAM), Vote manager (VM), and vote tally manager (TM). In registration phase, the elector interacts with CAM to acquire a digital certificate. VM is responsible to authenticate the elector. TM finally tallies the votes. The assessment of the system is verified using properties called authenticity, verifiability, confidentiality, accuracy and non-reputation.

Keywords: cloud; online voting; authentication; digital certificate; ElGamal encryption; secure hash algorithm; SHA.

DOI: 10.1504/EG.2018.093407

Electronic Government, an International Journal, 2018 Vol.14 No.3, pp.276 - 286

Received: 01 May 2017
Accepted: 15 Oct 2017

Published online: 18 Jun 2018 *

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