[E-voting] Re: Novel approach to reducing electoral fraud

Michael McMahon Michael.McMahon at Sun.COM
Wed Jan 16 14:09:20 GMT 2008

True. Their approach is to get the poll workers to vote first, while
allowing them to take their receipts later. Wouldn't really work in the 
context, where there might be as few as two workers in the polling station.

You could possibly allow the first hundred voters to be given some kind 
of temporary
receipt, which would allow them to come back later for their real 

Keith Martin wrote:
> If you're the second voter of the day, aren't you then guaranteed to 
> get the first voter's ballot?  Plus, what ballot does the first voter 
> of the day get?
> Even if there's a delay mechanism to prevent that, early voters are 
> still far more likely to be able to identify whose vote they have 
> received to check.
>> Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 12:36:55 +0000
>> From: Michael McMahon <Michael.McMahon at Sun.COM>
>> Subject: Re: [E-voting] Novel approach to reducing electoral fraud
>> To: e-voting at lists.stdlib.net
>> It certainly is an interesting approach, but
>> being able to select a ballot randomly (to be copied and taken away)
>> sounds simple enough in principle, yet it could be quite tricky
>> in practice.
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