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Speaker: Dan Wallach
Professor in the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy
Rice University

STAR-VOTE: A Secure, Transparent, Auditable, and Reliable Voting System - Privacy Lecture Series

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
4:00 PM  to 5:00 PM

McMurtry Auditorium  Duncan Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

STAR-Vote is a collaboration between a number of academics and the Travis County (Austin), Texas elections office, which currently uses a DRE voting system and previously used an optical scan voting system. STAR-Vote represents a rare opportunity for a variety of sophisticated technologies, such as end-to-end cryptography and risk limiting audits, to be designed into a new voting system, from scratch, with a variety of real world constraints, such as election-day vote centers that must support thousands of ballot styles and run all day in the event of a power failure. STAR-Vote's design is now largely settled and its development will soon begin.

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