Re: Ballot disclosure and vote anonymity/coercion

From: Lou Montulli <lou_at_montulli_dot_org>
Date: Mon Dec 15 2003 - 11:43:05 CST

Alan Dechert wrote:

>David,
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>>If not, Jones gets roughed up.
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>We don't want that!
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>Okay, for now, I retreat to the position I took when charlie first brought
>up the vote proving concept.
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>>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.
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>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.
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>Alan D.
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Just an FYI. There are ways of doing completely secret AND verifiable
receipts: http://www.vreceipt.com/article.pdf

:lou
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