Re: Proposed Electronic Ballot Image Format for

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Aug 25 2003 - 03:45:10 CDT

Dennis, it's to help prevent ballot stuffing or forgeries in the
voting process.


At 10:51 PM -0700 8/24/03, Dennis Paull wrote:
>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

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