The Role of Technology in Election Systems

Zhou, Yufei, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Virginia
Neeley, Kathryn

My STS research paper and technical report are closely related. The election system is
the most crucial component of a well-established and authoritative democratic system. In my
research paper, I discussed the influence of technology on the U.S. election system throughout
history. In the contemporary digitalized world, cyber threats evolved into one of the most
adversarial impacts of the election systems. As a result, the public's trust and faith in elections
decreased in the past decades due to cybersecurity attacks, misinformation, and the opacity of
elections. In my technical report, I proposed a potential solution to resolve the public's concerns
regarding the security and transparency of the election system. Specifically, I employed
exponential El Gamal encryption and RSA signature schemes.

BS (Bachelor of Science)
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