Re: Renewed anonymity concern in OVC design

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Thu Jul 08 2004 - 15:53:26 CDT

On Jul 8, 2004, at 12:35 PM, David Mertz wrote:

> 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.
>
> Specifically, a four digit number displayed in human-readable form is
> something that a voter can easily remember or write down.

Indeed. This has always been one of the most troubling features of
the "Dechert system", and the reason, for example, that we'd be
unlikely to approve this system for use in Iowa.

It's also one reason that I wish we weren't committed to developing
"the OVC system", but rather, a family of interoperable open voting
solutions that could include some variant of the "Dechert system" but
could also include other components that supported other models of
how a VVPT election could be conducted.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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