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Recorded-as-Cast Verifiability (RaC)

Recorded-as-Cast Verifiability

Proving to voters that their ballots have been officially ‘dropped’ into the ballot box.

In order for voters to verify that their ballot was successfully received by the voting server and placed in a position to be counted, a process known as recorded-as-cast verifiability, they need a voting receipt. Voting receipts are generated automatically by the voting server as soon as it receives a ballot and are immediately sent back to the voter.  

Each receipt contains a unique identifier, usually a long string of letters and numbers. A list of all the identifiers generated by the server can then be published either during or after the election. Voters can check this list, looking for their personal voting receipt code, to verify that the server received their ballot and is ready to count it. For security reasons, receipts should always be anonymous and should never disclose the contents of a ballot.

 

Benefits

Increased Auditability 

Voters can verify that their ballots were recorded-as-cast; this is not possible in a paper-based election. 

Secrecy
Integrity
Auditability
Authentication
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RaC

Benefits

Increased Auditability 

Voters can verify that their ballots were recorded-as-cast; this is not possible in a paper-based election. 

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  • 300,000+ online elections
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  • 41 international patents in security
  • 30+ scientific publications

Scytl is the global leader in secure online voting and election management solutions.

  • 300,000+ online elections
  • 19 out of 21 country governments worldwide
  • 20 years of experience
  • 41 international patents in security
  • 30+ scientific publications