Vote buying revisited : implications for receipt-freeness

W. Pieters, H.L. Jonker

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In this paper, we analyse the concept of vote buying based
on examples that try to stretch the meaning of the concept. Which ex-
amples can still be called vote buying, and which cannot? We propose
several dimensions that are relevant to qualifying an action as vote buy-
ing or not. As a means of protection against vote buying and coercion,
the concept of receipt-freeness has been proposed. We argue that, in or-
der to protect against a larger set of vote buying activities, the concept
of receipt-freeness should be interpreted probabilistically. We propose a
general definition of probabilistic receipt-freeness by adapting existing
definitions of probabilistic anonymity to voting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2nd Benelux Workshop on Information and System Security (WISSec'08, Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, September 20-21, 2007)
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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