Re: Renewed anonymity concern in OVC design

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Thu Jul 08 2004 - 12:43:43 CDT


> A little bit jogged by Yoshi Kohno's good expression of anonymity
> concerns, I'd like to raise what I now believe is a flaw in the OVC
> design.
> The OVC ballot displays a prominent ballot-ID on every ballot. This
> number (currently a four digit number) is used to store EBIs, and to
> correlate EBIs with REBIs/ballots. I am not happy with this design.
I think the possibility you raise with vote-buying/coercion is far-fetched.

We are never going to be able to eliminate all possibilities for fraud.
Untimately, we have to see the whole process that involves humans following

For that matter, someone can take a miniature camera into the voting booth.
There is no end to this line of inquiry.

Alan D.
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