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    • Partisanship and Voter Confidence, 2000-2012 

      Sances, Michael W.; Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2014-06-01)
      To what degree is voter confidence in election procedures driven by satisfaction with the outcome of an election, as opposed to trust in government or objective features of the polling place, such as voting technology? ...
    • Pattern Matching Encryption, Strategic Equivalence of Range Voting and Approval Voting, and Statistical Robustness of Voting Rules 

      Shen, Emily (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2013-02)
      We present new results in the areas of cryptography and voting systems. 1. Pattern matching encryption: We present new, general definitions for queryable encryption schemes – encryption schemes that allow evaluation of ...
    • Policy-based abstention in Brazil's 2002 presidential election 

      Katz, Gabriel (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-03)
      This paper implements a unified model of individual abstention and vote choice to analyze policy-based alienation and indifference in Brazil’s 2002 presidential election. The results indicate that both alienation and ...
    • Poll Workers and Polling Places 

      Hall, Thad E.; Moore, Kathleen (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2011-04-16)
      In the year after the 2000 presidential election debacle in Florida, there was a sharp focus by many organizations, commissions, and interest groups to determine how to address the problems associated with ensuring that ...
    • Potential Threats to Statewide Voter Registration Systems 

      Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-10-06)
      The Help America Vote Act (HAVA), passed in 2002, requires that states implement "...a single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive computerized statewide voter registration list defined, maintained, and administered ...
    • Practical End-to-End Verifiable Voting via Split-Value Representations and Randomized Partial Checking 

      Rivest, Ronald L.; Rabin, Michael O. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2014-04-03)
      We describe how to use Rabin's "split-value" representations, originally developed for use in secure auctions, to efficiently implement end-to-end verifiable voting. We propose a simple and very elegant combination of ...
    • Practical Provably Correct Voter Privacy Protecting End-to-End Voting Employing Multiparty Computations and Split Value Representations of Votes 

      Rivest, Ronald L.; Rabin, Michael O. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2014-05-12)
      Continuing the work of Rabin and Rivest we present another simple and fast method for conducting end to end voting and allowing public verification of correctness of the announced vote tallying results. This method was ...
    • Precinct Voting Denial of Service 

      Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-10-05)
      This is a type of threat that has a long history in electoral politics, and can take many forms. The basic approach is that a perpetrator attacks precinct voting, regardless of voting system, on election day in an effort ...
    • Preliminary Voting -- Prevoting 

      Rivest, Ronald L. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-08-06)
      We introduce the notion of preliminary voting, or pre-voting, wherein a voter deposits—perhaps over the Internet—a preliminary vote or prevote with election authorities at some time before the close of elections. Prevotes ...
    • Processes Can Improve Electronic Voting: A Case Study of An Election 

      Selker, Ted (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2004-09-07)
      Across the United States, I have personally watched hundreds of precincts vote since 2001. Most recently, I traveled to Reno/Sparks, Nevada to observe the rollout of the Sequoia Direct record electronic voting systems with ...
    • Qualitative Evaluation: "VotoElectronico: Prueba Piloto 2005, Ciudad De Buenos Aires" 

      Alvarez, R. Michael (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-11-22)
      The Buenos Aires “VotoElectronico” pilot project took place on October 23, 2005, in the City of Buenos Aires. It involved a pilot test of four different electronic voting systems, in at least 43 voting stations located ...
    • Racial Differences in Election Administration 

      Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2009-07-25)
    • Rational and Pluralistic Approaches to HAVA Implementation 

      Alvarez, R. Michael; Hall, Thad E. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2005-07)
      The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) has created a new dynamic for the oversight and implementation of federal elections, requiring states to assume greater control of election processes vis-a-vis their local governments than ...
    • the Recruitment and Training of Poll Workers: What We Know from Scholarly Research 

      Burden, Barry C.; Milyo, Jeffrey (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2013-09-06)
      In every election an army of temporary poll workers must be recruited and trained to both assist the public in exercising the right to vote and to enforce the rules governing the voting process. These poll workers are ...
    • Reducing Obstacles to Voting for People with Disabilities 

      Schur, Lisa (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2013-06-22)
      The Presidential Commission on Election Administration’s mission includes identifying best practices and making recommendations to promote voting accessibility and improve the experiences of voters with disabilities. This ...
    • Reflections on the VTP's contributions to science, policymaking and education 

      Alvarez, R. Michael; Stewart III, Charles H.; Rivest, Ronald L. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2010-09)
      In the immediate wake of the 2000 presidential election, the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project was initiated. The initial and primary concern of the VTP at that moment was to understand the problems that arose in the ...
    • The Reliability of Electronic Voting Machines in Georgia 

      Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2004-10-08)
      Following the 2000 presidential election, the state of Georgia instituted the most comprehensive overhaul of voting technology in the country. Georgia’s actions, led by Secretary of State Cathy Cox, were precipitated by ...
    • Report on Provisional Ballots and American Elections 

      Shaw, Daron; Hutchings, Vincent (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2013-06-21)
      Both empirical and anecdotal data indicate that the use of provisional ballots in U.S. elections is a mixed bag. On the one hand, providing voters whose eligibility is unclear with an opportunity to cast a provisional ...
    • Report on Registration Systems in American Elections 

      Ansolabehere, Stephen; Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2013-06-26)
      Voter registration systems are the backbone of election administration in the United States today. These lists facilitate the operation of elections at the precinct level, communications by election officials and candidates ...
    • Research Note on Footnote 24 of the 6th Circuit Hunter Decision 

      Stewart III, Charles H. (Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, 2011-02-03)
      The decision issued by the three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in the matter of Hunter v. Hamilton County Board of Elections contains a very interesting analysis of problems with Ohio’s law about counting ...