The security analysis of e-voting in Japan

Hiroki Hisamitsu, Keiji Takeda

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To assess trustworthiness of e-voting practices in Japan, security of e-voting systems and their operational procedures are analyzed. All e-voting systems available on the market are covered in the analysis. Through the analysis we concluded that current e-voting security is heavily depending on protection by operational process rather than security features of the system and it is confirmed that the systems provide only limited security features and there is large room for technical improvement. Typical security issues are lack of protection mechanism of programs and data on tabulation machines. This vulnerability enables malicious poll worker or manufacturer to insert malicious code to generate arbitrary election results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationE-Voting and Identity - First International Conference, VOTE-ID 2007, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)3540774920, 9783540774921
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on E-Voting and Identity, VOTE-ID 2007 - Bochum, Germany
Duration: 2007 Oct 42007 Oct 5

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4896 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference1st International Conference on E-Voting and Identity, VOTE-ID 2007


  • E-voting
  • E-voting operation
  • E-voting system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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