Re: Proposed Electronic Ballot Image Format for

From: Dennis Paull <dpaull_at_svpal_dot_org>
Date: Mon Aug 25 2003 - 00:51:03 CDT

Hi Arthur,

Since ballots are secret, how and for what purpose would a forgery
be created? A voter only gets to cast a single ballot, so it might
as well be the correct one.

If a person attempts to vote in place of another, a 'forged' ballot
would not be of any help. It is up to the poll workers to prevent
persons from voting in the name of another voter.


At 06:52 PM 8/24/2003 Sunday , Arthur wrote:
>At 5:18 PM -0500 8/24/03, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
>>On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 05:01 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:
>>>Here's another thought relative to your diss'ing my format.
>>One big problem is, I don't like non-human-readable barcodes on
>>paper ballots. We've gone over this before, and we may just have
>>to agree to disagree.
>> Doug
>You know, I've come around on this. After all, the text will be
>human readable, so why would anyone bother decoding the barcode to
>read the ballot if they have to be able to decode the text.
>Here's a different issue:
>What, if any, digital signatures of ballot bar codes are needed to
>help prevent forgeries?
>Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4507
>tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
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