Contact Information

Computer Science Department
Colgate University
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Hamilton, NY 13346
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Charlotte Jablonski, Administrative Assistant

Event Detail

NASC Colloquium Talk by Josh Benaloh, Microsoft

Start: Friday, September 21, 2012, 4 p.m.
End: Friday, September 21, 2012, 5 p.m.
Location: Meyerhoff Auditorium (101 Ho Science Center)

Title: How to be sure that your vote is counted -- even when everyone is trying to cheat

Speaker: Josh Benaloh, Senior Cryptographer, Microsoft Research

Abstract: After you cast a vote in an election, how confident are you that it will be properly counted? Typical election systems require voters to trust the integrity and competence of election workers and equipment vendors. Any break in a long chain of custody can cause votes to be lost and yield unreliable outcomes. But there’s a better way. Verifiable election technologies allow individual voters to check that their votes –- and the votes of all voters –- have been properly counted. This is true even in the presence of dishonest election personnel and malicious equipment – and it isn’t even that hard to do.

For more information about the speaker and his work, see his home page:

Reception to follow in Cunniff Commons (Ho Science Center Atrium).