Re: SEEV system?

From: <dr-jekyll_at_att_dot_net>
Date: Fri Feb 12 2010 - 09:50:02 CST

While we debate how 3rd world countries should run their elections, we should also pay attention to people who are bringing 3rd world style elections to America. The Military Appropriations Bill that was passed last Fall had some non-germane amendments slipped into it during final passage. They have legalized Internet voting as well as Internet voter registration for our military. The military is being convinced via a push poll that they should want it even though they will lose ballot secrecy.

Say NO to Internet Voting and Internet Voter Registration.

http://www.aclu.org/voting-rights/why-absentee-voting-military-should-be-kept-secret
http://www.verifiedvotingfoundation.org/article.php?id=6612
http://verifiedvoting.org/article.php?id=5867

--
Kurt 
Nor yet, O Freedom! close thy lids 
in slumber for thine enemy never 
sleeps. -- The Antiquity of 
Freedom By William Cullen Bryant
-------------- Original message from "Douglas W. Jones" <jones@cs.uiowa.edu>: -------------- 
> 
> On Feb 11, 2010, at 7:12 PM, Edward Cherlin wrote: 
> 
> > A friend wants me to get involved with the authors of this voting 
> > system for the 3rd world. What do we know about it? It sounds 
> > inherently unlikely. 
> > 
> > http://www.cd3wd.com/SEEV/index.htm 
> > 
> > SEEV is a new innovative concept which uses entirely existing 
> > technologies (mobile phone sms and TAN-envelopes) in conjunction with 
> > an external international processing center ... 
> 
> There are a few problems -- it requires voters to do a pencil 
> and paper encryption to cast their ballot. This will disenfranchise 
> a significant fraction of the electorate -- or force them to reveal 
> their choices to someone who can help them vote. It will also 
> guarantee a significant number of misvotes from people who make 
> mistakes in the table-lookup encryption process. 
> 
> From a human factors point of view, it's significantly worse than, 
> for example, punchscan. 
> 
> Then, there's the issue of election transparency. The idea is to 
> take the elections out of the control of the country (not inherently 
> a bad idea, if we imagine that the country in question very corrupt) 
> and put them in the hands of a trusted outside agency that maintains 
> the databases. 
> 
> How do you know you can trust that outside agency? Imagine, for 
> example, that I'm an Iranian voting in an election run by this 
> agency in the next Iranian election. How do I know that the CIA 
> isn't selecting the winner? 
> 
> Doug Jones 
> jones@cs.uiowa.edu 
> 
> Disclaimer: I only spent a few minutes looking at their web site, 
> and these are, of course, my own opinions and not those of any agency 
> or secret conspiracy with which I may be affiliated. 
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