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

Fergal Daly fergal at esatclear.ie
Mon Aug 21 15:41:39 IST 2006


On 21/08/06, Michael McMahon <michael at hexmedia.com> wrote:
> 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.

I usually vote that way anyway. Keeps the mainstream politicians on
their toes :)

> >> 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.

I that case I have a vote to sell if you're interested,

F

> Michael.
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> >> Michael
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