IACR 2010 Election Results

Election of Officers

Seven candidates stood for the four open officer positions. TheĀ  candidates with the highest number of votes were elected. They are marked in bold :

President: Bart Preneel (429)
Vice President: Christian Cachin (268) Helena Handschuh (179)
Secretary: Martijn Stam (265) James Hughes (162)
Treasurer: Greg Rose (275) Marcelo Kaihara (141)

Their terms will expire on 31 December 2013.

Election of Directors

Six candidates stood for the three open positions of Director. The three candidates with the highest number of votes were elected. Their names are in bold .

Their terms will expire on 31 December 2013.

Summary Report


This election was conducted electronically for the first time using the Helios cryptographically-verifiable voting system . 475 IACR members out of 1555 eligible voters cast ballots in this election constituting over 30% of the membership - a record high. For comparison: Member participation in past paper-based elections was typically around 20%.

Also see the list of candidates and their election statements, the verified tally , the report summarizing the Helios election demo experiment , the IACR statement on remote-voting systems and the membership motion from Eurocrypt 2010 and Crypto 2010.


We thank all the candidates, whether they were successful or not, for their significant support of IACR. People such as these, who are willing to accept an office and to then give generously of their time and expertise, are vital to the smooth working of our all-volunteer community.

We wish to thank the IACR members that took the time to vote. Without their participation, the process could not succeed.

Election Committee

We declare the above information to be true and correct.

Election Committee