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.


March 2nd, 2023

OpenCHVote v1.3 released on 

July 11th, 2023

Paper on"An Alternative Group for Applications of ElGamal in Cryptographic Protocols" accepted for publication at E-Vote-ID 2023.

February 9th, 2023

Paper on"Private Internet Voting on Untrusted Voting Devices" accepted for publication at the Voting'23 workshop.