[Fwd: Re: [E-voting] About Estonian e-voting]
colm at stdlib.net
Mon Oct 24 15:27:43 IST 2005
On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 03:24:28PM +0100, Catherine Ansbro wrote:
> 2) There are sociological problems--over time, with no difference in
> results, there could be a tendency to get sloppy about the hand count,
> creating pressure to do away with the obligatory hand count. Since
> there would be reliance on the early "electronic" results, the quality
> and quanity of public oversight of the hand counting would be severely
Well my own position is that hand counting is the only viable option,
and that computer counting of votes is a waste of time and money.
Unlike a hand counted poll, there is no information in the end result of
a computer count about the likelihood of error. So there is nothing to
go on as to whether a particular poll should then be hand-counted.
In other words, they would all have to be hand-counted.
Colm MacCárthaigh Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net
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