Re: open-audit elections

From: Ben Adida <ben_at_eecs_dot_harvard_dot_edu>
Date: Wed Dec 13 2006 - 01:13:50 CST

Charlie Strauss wrote:
>> Cryptography is specifically the science of *not* delegating power or
>> trust to anyone.
> This is meaningless without an example.

I disagree. We should be able to discuss design principles without
having a full system. In fact, I'm fairly certain that's how OVC
started: on the idea that open-source is good, even though the full
system specification for an open-source voting system wasn't yet available.

That said, if you prefer an actual system to think about, you can
consider the latest VoteHere system. Or you could consider Josh
Benaloh's latest "Simple Verifiable Elections." I hope we can focus on
the high-level design principles, though, instead of specific issues
that can be addressed through iterations in the spec and implementation.

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