Re: Council yanks voting machine funding

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon Aug 16 2004 - 18:24:21 CDT

Charlie,

> Now in principle some evildoer could stand outside and record
> people entering and leaving. Also a poll worker with the memory
> of Kreskin could memorize the order.
>
The entire order need not be memorized to violate the right to a secret
ballot. If only the last person to vote is known, then his or her ballot
would be known to be the last one on the roll. I think that revealing a
single ballot would be a violation.

Alan D.
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