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Selections: Internet Voting With Over-the Shoulder Coercion-Resistance

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The present Selections, a new cryptographic voting protocol that is end-to-end verifiable and suitable for Internet voting. After a one-time in-person registration, voters can cast ballots in an arbitrary number of elections. The authors say a system provides over-the-shoulder coercion resistance if a voter can undetectably avoid complying with an adversary that is present during the vote casting process. Their system is the first in the literature to offer this property without the voter having to anticipate coercion and pre-compute values. Instead, a voter can employ a panic password. They prove that Selections is coercion-resistant against a non-adaptive adversary.

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