Re: [OVC-demo-team] StrongBox Q&A

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Apr 23 2004 - 23:58:46 CDT

At 6:00 PM +0000 4/23/04, Liam Helmer wrote:
>However, a myriad of options would be available for saving votes. I'd
>suggest having each voted signed using a certificate (or multiple
>certificates, such as one per voting station, and one per voter)
>encrypted to a central election key (or several, for better
>recoverability), and then stored to a read-write medium, such as a USB
>key or a cheap flash device (like a compact flash drive with an ide
>interface). An internally installed compact flash (or two, with both
>being written to for better reliability) would seem to make the most
>sense: it's cheap, reliable, solid state, reuseable, and is hard to walk
>off with.
>However, there's no reason you can't have an OS CD and a votes CD too.
>I'm just not sure that writing to the CD after each vote (which you'd
>need to do for reliability) is the best way of going about it.

We don't want to write to the CD after every vote, because then you
can tell the sequence of the votes. Rather, our intent is to write
to the original CD at the end of the day, as part of the closeout

CF or USB Memory devices are fine for temporary storage until the end
of the day.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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