Re: Verifying Aggrigate Votes

From: Jim Soper <somethoughts_at_aol_dot_com>
Date: Tue Aug 21 2007 - 20:43:04 CDT

Arthur

I don't have a lot of time, but I would like to participate if I can.

Jim Soper

(510) 258 4857
www.CountedAsCast.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Arthur Keller <voting@kellers.org>
To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Sent: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 4:58 pm
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Verifying Aggrigate Votes

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 http://infolab.stanford.edu/pub/keller and click
on electronic voting.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 1:21 PM -0500 8/17/07, Joe Baker wrote:
>Hello,
>We are doing a great job at the hard work of preparing Open Source
>software for local precincts.
>
>However...
>
>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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