Ronald L. Rivest: Voting Resources Page
(No longer maintained -- link farms seem out-of-date now that
search engines are so good!)
This page contains links to a number of useful resources related to
voting and voting technology. This collection is idiosyncratic and
not intended to be more than a personal collection made publicly
available; it is not intended to be comprehensive, representative,
or balanced in any particular way.
Government Web sites
Academic web sites
Commercial web sites
Other link farms
Individual web sites
NGO web sites
Reports, surveys, opinion pieces, and books on voting technology
Accuracy, Integrity, and Security in Computerized Vote-Tallying,
by Roy G. Saltman (August 1988)
Accuracy and Integrity of Computerized Vote-Counting: Answers
to Three Fundamental Questions Posed by Election Administrators
, presented by Roy G. Saltman at IACREOT, June 26, 1989.
A Report on the Feasibility of Internet Voting,
California Internet Voting Task Force (Jan. 2000).
Voting Technology Report: "Voting-What Is, What Could Be" (July 2001)
Final Report (August 2001)
National Commission on Federal Election Reform
Hernnson et al. "Early Appraisals of Electronic Voting"
Secure Electronic Voting (ed. by D. Gritzalis)(Kluwer, 2003).
California Secretary of State's "Ad-hoc Touch-Screen Task Force Report" (July 2003)
Eric Fischer's report "Election Reform and Electronic Voting Systems (DREs):
Analysis of Security Issues (November 4, 2003)
RABA evaluation of Diebold Accu-Vote (January 20, 2004)
Avi Rubin -- Security Considerations for Remote Internet Voting
Over the Internet
Tadayoshi Kohno, Adam Stubblefield, Avi Rubin, and Dan Wallach,
"Analysis of an Electronic Voting System" (February 27, 2004)
Michael Shamos - Electronic Voting: Evaluating the Threat (CFP '93)
Michael Shamos -- Paper v. Electronic Voting Records - An Assessment (April 2004).
ElectionLine.org Report - Securing The Vote (April 30, 2004)
- Point, Click, and Vote: The Future of Internet Voting
by Alvarez and Hall (2004).
CACM special issue on voting systems (October 2004)(10 articles)
Making Each Vote Count: A Research Agenda For Electronic Voting
AAAS (December 2004).
(Also available at
Technical papers on voting methods
- Special issue
of CryptoBytes (Fall 2004) on electronic voting. Contains
articles by Rezende, by Jones, and by Chaum.
- Voting methods using blind signatures:
- Voting methods using homomorphic encryption:
- Papers relating to mix-nets:
- David Chaum's scheme on Voter Verifiable Elections:
- The VoteHere proposal due to Andy Neff:
Press coverage and editorials
Some relevant crypto background
Conferences and Workshops
Ron Rivest's home page.