The planned activities in this project are motivated by the observation that many of the existing systems in practice do not exploit the full range of the state-of-the-art technologies from the academic literature. For example, while cryptographic primitives such as blind signatures, anonymous channels, and homomorphic encryption are widely accepted as indispensable tools for creating intrinsically secure e-voting protocols, they are only rarely applied outside of academic research. Thus, a very general goal of this research project is to diminish the gap between theoretical and practical aspects of e-voting, and to push the deployment of the latest research developments into next-generation systems to be used in Switzerland.

Project Data


The SwissVote project is financed by the Hasler Foundation. It runs from 2009-2012 in collaboration with Prof. Ulrich Ultes-Nitsche from the University of Fribourg. The project budget for 3 years is CHF 351'000.


January 14th, 2019

Paper on "Improving the Performance of Cryptographic Voting Protocols" accepted for publication at Voting'19 workshop at FC'19.

July 4th, 2018

Paper on "Process Models for Universally Verifiable Elections" accepted for publication at E-Vote-ID 2018 conference.