A secure method of voting and planning based on quadratic voting

Document Type : Original Article


School of Mathematics, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran


Recently, an innovative voting method named quadratic voting (QV) has been proposed which allows people to vote as much as they want, according to the intensity of their preferences. Little research has been done on the safe implementation of this method. In this paper, we first present a voting method based on QV. This method combines voting and planning and gives the ability to voters to express their opinions about the candidate’s programs in addition to voting. Then, a secure electronic voting protocol is proposed for implementing the given method. This protocol gives the voters to check the verifiability of ballots and the safety of payment so that they would be sure that their votes are counted correctly.


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