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

Michael McMahon michael at hexmedia.com
Mon Aug 21 15:34:00 IST 2006


Fergal Daly wrote:
>> Personally, I think with the safeguard as described above in place, it
>> would survive a legal challenge.
>
> There are usually enough no-hope candidates that the signature can be
> embedded in your first preferences with no danger to your real prefs.
>
Yes, there is a risk of that. But it's a lot less than the other way, 
because
it would be very obvious if anyone tried it.
>> You would also have to consider the equivalent risks in the existing
>> system, eg. taking photos in the polling
>> booth with mobile phone cameras etc. A 100% guarantee of secrecy is not
>> attainable.
>
> A photo of a ballot is not eveidence of anything except that at one
> point I had the ballot paper in the photo. It does not mean that the
> ballot paper I put in the box was the one in the photo,
>
A photo of the ballot already filled out to order would be pretty
good evidence IMO.

Michael.
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