[E-voting] Re: Voter Verified Audit Trail - Insight from US

Colm MacCarthaigh colm at stdlib.net
Mon Aug 21 11:02:16 IST 2006


On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 10:23:41AM +0100, Michael McMahon wrote:
> I agree that the logistics of counting this type of paper ballot
> is difficult. But, I've always held the view that they shouldn't be counted.
> Instead, a random sample should be checked against  the official file
> of electronic votes (which has to be published). 

One of the very early conclusions of the CEV was that publishing the
record is pretty dubious and possibly unconstitutional, the problem
being that it infringes upon the secrecy of the ballot and that the
large number of vote permutations means that coercion becomes a
possibility.

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Colm MacCárthaigh                        Public Key: colm+pgp at stdlib.net



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