IACR 2011 Election

Report of the election committee

The 2011 election was held to fill three of nine IACR Director positions. The term of the following three directors expires by the end of 2011: Josh Benaloh, Stuart Haber, and Antoine Joux. This year, we had six candidates: Josh Benaloh, Alexandra Boldyreva, Shai Halevi, Phong Nguyen, Tom Shrimpton, and Nigel Smart ( see below ).

Voting IACR members were invited to cast their votes between October 1 and November 15, 2011. The vote was run electronically by the heliosvoting.org service. This year, IACR switched to "approval voting", meaning that each voter could vote for as many candidates as they desire (but only once for each candidate).

We had 1484 eligible voters. We collected 621 ballots, giving a record participation rate of 41.8%. The tallies are

The three elected directors are Shai Halevi, Nigel Smart, and Josh Benaloh. They are marked in bold above. Their term will run until 2014.

The election committee would like to thank all candidates for their participation, to congratulate the three elected directors, and to warmly thank Ben Adida for his help in running the helios system.

The election committee: Serge Vaudenay (Chair), Greg Rose, and Martijn Stam.

For inquiries: email to elections/at/iacr.org .

Candidates for Election in 2011