Re: The welcome to the mailing list letter, suggested revisions

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Tue Apr 20 2004 - 00:26:07 CDT

On Apr 20, 2004, at 12:50 AM, Teresa Hommel wrote:
> If I understand correctly, the term "voter-verified" is preferred
> rather than the term "voter-verifiable."

Nope.

The paper ballot produced by OVC voting stations MAY be verified by
voters, either by visual examination or by using a BVA. However, we
cannot require nor prove that a voter actually performs the
verification step. A ballot is "verifiABLE" by a voter, but s/he can
still put it in the ballot box (and it is valid and indistinguishable
whose ballot it is) without it actually being verifIED.

Of course, we *encourage* verification by voters, and make it as easy
as possible. But you also cannot force someone who signs a contract to
fully understand it, you can just give them the opportunity to.

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