[E-voting] Fwd: Ballotbox.ie goes live on Tue 15

Fergal Daly fergal at esatclear.ie
Tue Feb 15 11:53:45 GMT 2011


Will you be adding a subtle bug so that a few months after everyone
else has declared this a success you can point out that even with open
code and the best of intentions, anonymity + aggregation + software =
trouble,

F

2011/2/15 Joe McCarthy <joe.mccarthy at arkaon.com>:
> Hello Dermot,
> Yes - we will publish the counting software and the votes so everyone can
> confirm that we counted the votes correctly.
> Of course you have to trust us to collect the votes properly and therein
> lies the problem.
> No one can be trusted to collect a secret ballot with integrity if a
> computer is used.
> For this experiment the voters have to trust us!
> Regards,
> Joe & Valerie
>
> Begin forwarded message:
>
> From: Dermot Cochran <dero at itu.dk>
> Date: 15 February 2011 09:10:17 GMT
> To: Joe McCarthy <joe.mccarthy at arkaon.com>
> Subject: Re: [E-voting] Ballotbox.ie goes live on Tue 15
>
> Hi Joe,
> Will the software be open source and how will you verify the results?
> Thanks,
> Dermot
> Dermot Cochran
> IT University of Copenhagen
> Rued Langgaards Vej 7
> DK-2300, Copenhagen S
> On Feb 15, 2011, at 1:09 AM, Joe McCarthy wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> A symbolic vote for the Irish abroad will be available from 12 noon GMT on
> Tuesday 15th for 1 week. Please tell everyone.
>
> See www.ballotbox.ie for details.
>
> The counts will be conducted on Wed 23rd.
>
> We're writing the PR-STV counting software for our sins!
>
> Joe & Valerie
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