[E-voting] Postal and signature fraud
caburt at alphalink.com.au
Wed Oct 12 12:15:13 IST 2005
UK electoral reform references NI individual registration but also
authentication changes for postal and in person voting.
"...Criticism came yesterday from the Tories. Oliver Heald, the shadow
constitutional affairs secretary, said: "Ministers have not gone far
enough to safeguard our democracy. They have refused to introduce the
tried and tested system of individual registration, as used successfully
to cut fraud in Northern Ireland; and they have not ruled out the future
use of flawed all-postal voting. Conservatives will be tabling our own
amendments to the election administration bill."
They will use security-marked postal ballots (to prevent forgery) but
they will allow for written signature checking. I'm not confident
written signature checking is good enough,or whether signatures are very
forgery proof. I hope their signature database does not record the
actual scanned signature as a human-viewable images, but instead
recorded as some reduced mathematical measurement of the signature that
itself cannot be stolen and used to sign.
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