Re: Ballot disclosure and vote anonymity/coercion

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sat Dec 13 2003 - 20:43:04 CST


> If not, Jones gets roughed up.
We don't want that!

Okay, for now, I retreat to the position I took when charlie first brought
up the vote proving concept.

> We could easily add (or re-add) vote proving capabilities
> to the OVC system. As I concluded almost three years ago,
> I am still convinced that this is not something we should
> try to sell right now. It's not worth getting mired in
> that controversy -- the features we are advancing are more
> important We can leave open the possibility, and could
> always add "active audit" (I think that's what Arnie calls
> it) if adequate safeguards against coersion exist in the
> election code and in society in general.

But it's worth discussing. I think there might be some answers. You'd have
to have a way to produce a counterfeit that looks the like what they want
you to vote, but it really isn't they way you voted.

Alan D.

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