The Bingo Voting process developed by the KIT European Institute for Systems Security (EISS) reliably counts every vote. The system ensures the security of voting machines as required by the
“In combination with such a voting machine, Bingo Voting ensures a reproducibility that exceeds the publicity principle requested by the
In Bingo Voting, every voter is given a receipt after voting by means of which he can check correct counting of his own vote without having to be present at the polling place for the whole day or having to trust that a sufficient number of alert observers witnessed counting. The vote of the voter is encoded such that only he and no other person can read out from the receipt which party he elected. This prevents the receipt from being misused for blackmail or purchase of votes. Together with the election result, Bingo Voting publishes all receipts. In this way, every voter can check whether his receipt is included and his vote has been counted. Special encoding of the voting receipts ensures the correctness of nearly all votes even if only few receipts were checked.
“According to today’s judgment, only one aspect still needs improvement”, says Müller-Quade. The Federal Constitutional Court requests that every voter understands the process. “To fulfill this requirement of the Court, we have to somewhat change the prototype that is currently being presented at the CeBIT. But we have already found a solution.“ The prototype of Bingo Voting is currently being presented at the CeBIT in Hanover, Hall 9, Booth C02. There, an expert of the EISS will provide further information.
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