[E-voting] Offer VVAT solutions?
michael at hexmedia.com
Wed Mar 24 17:29:12 GMT 2004
P at draigBrady.com wrote:
> Craig Burton wrote:
>> Dear ICTE,
VoteHere and Scytl are crypto-based mixing systems, similar to David
which was discussed here a couple of weeks ago. I am personally
enthusiastic about these
systems, but they are complex and therefore difficult to understand (and
VoteHere is interesting because it uses a much simpler receipt printing
Chaums, but the description on their web site is horrendous mumbo-jumbo
non crypto-expert. Frankly, unless these schemes can be understood by a
lot of people
(though not necessarily everyone) then they don't stand a chance.
I think Chaums system is understandable, but I'm not convinced by
(as in, I don't understand it :) )
openvotingconsortium.org seems to be a traditional paper based VVAT.
>> I am sure you have seen this Wired article on the SERVE system, it
>> goes as far as referencing the VoteHere VVAT solution to ameliorate
>> the situation. There are other similar solutions including SCYTL.com
>> and I saw a DLR one at NIST (but it is tied to their voting boxes).
>> It's obviously the Govt's job to do this work and implement the
>> system you are campaigning for, but I suggest that assessing such
>> systems on their behalf could perhaps build bridges. An example of
>> this is Bev Harris' quasi-endorsement of an e-voting system by
> There's an interesting article on OVC on slashdot now:
>> Wired : http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,62041,00.html the
>> reference to VH is on page 2.
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