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.


February 4th, 2016

Paper on "Pseudo-Code Algorithms for Verifiable Re-Encryption Mix-Nets" accepted for publication at Voting'17 workshop.

December 16th, 2016

Paper on "Implementing Broadcast Channels with Memory for Electronic Voting Systems" accepted for publication at JeDEM.

July 11th, 2016

Paper on "Cast-as-Intended Verification in Electronic Elections Based on Oblivious Transfer" accepted for publication at E-Vote-ID'16.