Re: Fw: OVC

From: Nathan L. Adams <adamsn79_at_bellsouth_dot_net>
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 10:00:33 CDT

On Thursday 15 April 2004 04:28 pm, charlie strauss wrote:

> 4) I prefer the idea of using PDA based systems. The cost savings in
> robust drop-resistant construction, warehouse-to-polling place distribution
> and secure storage issues would probably offset any preimium you paid for
> the PDA. (heck use a simputer).

How small is too small? At some point it becomes feasible to sneak in (or out)
the PDA. You could travel to a district that you know you opponent will do
well in and start replacing PDAs. The new PDAs could be identical both
hardware and software wise, only you've been busy voting for yourself on the
new PDAs. Of course, the paper ballots would not match, but causing confusion
and doubt might be advantageous to somebody trying to rig an election.
Perhaps our basic design/procedures would detect this, but it's something we
should consider.

Nathan
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