[E-voting] The best VVAT is good for
caburt at alphalink.com.au
Tue Oct 25 05:41:27 IST 2005
Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
>On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 04:21:07PM +0100, Catherine Ansbro wrote:
>>VVAT only has value as a partial mitigation against the completely
>>unacceptable option of a paper-less and unauditable DRE. I.e., it is
>>somewhat better than the worst-case situation.
>>But it is not a "solution" to aspire to, for the reasons I mentioned
>>previously. And it is dangerous in itself in that it can mislead people
>>into thinking it is more of a solution than it is.
>I think this confuses the issue. A Voter Verified Audit Trail is simply
>a mechanism by which the voter has verified the correct recording of
>their vote :-)
>For example; the current, completely un-electronic voting system
>posesses a VVAT in the form of our ordinary ballot papers, That's all a
A voter can't verify their vote is included in the count or that the
ballot box it contains wasn't burned. I think this use of "VVAT" is too
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