End-to-End Verifiable Electronic Voting System Using Delegated Proof of Stake On Blockchain
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Cyber Security & Privacy in Communication Networks (ICCS) 2019 | National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India
6 Pages Posted: 30 Dec 2019
Date Written: December 30, 2019
This paper aims to introduce a scalable blockchain based system for balloting. The system can maintain privacy of the individual voter, remaining publicly accountable, and tamper proof. Blockchain offers a distributed ledger of votes across the voting nodes such that no duplicate votes are allowed. We use Consensus algorithm to facilitate fast propagation of blocks of votes. Increased transaction speeds are achieved by delegating certain nodes as block producers, relying on them for delegated proof of stake. For increased accountability, we include the voter’s biometric data in the transaction. The pilot implementation showcased significant improvement with respect to currently followed balloting process in India. Response time of the proposed system is evaluated on different load levels on network, experimental results are promising, and we recommend the system for the large-scale implementation.
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