Re: Critical analysis of VoteHere

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sat Dec 13 2003 - 18:21:52 CST


> What if the coercer asks you for your ballot nnumber so he/she can
> check it out personally? The voter would have to find someone else's
> ballot who voted the way the coercer wanted and copied down the ballot
> number. That might be tough. ....
No, not tough at all.

> Would voters be able to browse through the ballots?
Yes! But only after the ballots have been tabulated and the results posted
at the precinct, and the electronic files transmitted and the paper ballots

> If so, it would provide a way for politicos to analyze the ballots by
> cross referencing multiple races in ways never available previously. ...
That's right. "Politicos" could do that but so could anyone else.

> Would this be good or bad?
Good, I think. The reason I say "good" is that a lot of detailed
information on voting trends is available now -- but for a price. It gives
an advantage to those that can afford to pay for the information. If the
information was freely available, this would reduce the advantage of the
monied interests.

Alan D.
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