Glossary from NIST/EAC

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon Apr 04 2005 - 14:34:18 CDT

> Thanks, David. I think we should try for "open voting." We can refer
> to Irwin Mann's paper.

Probably "open voting system" then.

> Summary paper ballot may be thought of as a subset of VVPB, but we
> really want a separate entry for that. This is probably the most
> important thing we're after here.

I agree that SPB should be a separate entry from VVPB. I don't agree
that SPB is the most important thing.

Using a SPB rather than a more verbose VVPB can make counting and
examination procedures simpler (1 page is nicer to process and verify
than 10 pages are); but I do not believe that a SPB represents any -in
principle- concern for democracy, nor for system security.

> I will also suggest the term "auditable" or "auditability" -- often
> used by Roy Saltman in reference to features of a voting system that
> enable meaningful [and practical] audit procedures to be carried out
> on election results.

Good.

> "User Centered Design" may be beyond the scope here but I like to try
> to get that in there as well.

Let me think about that.

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