Re: Verifying Aggrigate Votes

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Aug 17 2007 - 18:58:37 CDT

I've been working on a new architecture that considers the various
levels. Please let me know if you want to help on the design and
implementation of a brand new prototype.

My earlier papers discussed the need to consider the vote aggregation
as well. Check out and click
on electronic voting.

Best regards,

At 1:21 PM -0500 8/17/07, Joe Baker wrote:
>We are doing a great job at the hard work of preparing Open Source
>software for local precincts.
>I'm wondering if anybody is thinking about the higher levels. Verifying
>the totals at the county, state and federal levels?
>I can envision a county election official submitting his federal vote
>counts to all the interested parties via a designated file on one of
>several possible web sites. PGP signatures would ensure that the
>election official certified the numbers. The certified vote results
>would be replicated to various mirrors, possibly using bittorrent.
>The design of the web site would be open source and easily deployable by
>each and all interested parties.
>My concern is that the aggregation of vote totals aren't skewed, and
>that they are verifiable via non-refutable digital key signature process.
>Is anything like this being done?
>-Joe Baker

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