An Information-Theoretic Model of Voting Systems

  title={An Information-Theoretic Model of Voting Systems},
  author={Benjamin Hosp and Poorvi L. Vora},
  journal={Mathematical and Computer Modelling},
This paper presents an information-theoretic model of a voting system, consisting of (a) definitions of the desirable qualities of integrity, privacy and verifiability, and (b) quantitative measures of how close a system is to being perfect with respect to each of the qualities. It describes the well-known trade-off between integrity and privacy in this model, and defines a concept of weak privacy, which is traded off with system verifiability. This paper is a simultaneous submission to VSRW06… CONTINUE READING
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