Re: Verifying Ballots - Punchscan.org

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sun Jul 16 2006 - 12:22:36 CDT

On 7/15/06, Kathy Dopp <kathy.dopp@gmail.com> wrote:
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> An interesting proposal:
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> http://www.punchscan.org/
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> I'm sure you'll hear from others, but this method has many drawbacks IMO:
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> 1. If the voter can verify his own vote via the Internet, then vote-buying
> is possible

Kathy, you'll have to read the proposal more closely. Vote-buying is
very difficult to impossible with punchscan (Doug Jones initially
complained about imprecise ballot formation that could possible result
in a vector for vote-buying... but they've since fixed that.). -Joe

> 2. A "high degree of probability" as an upper limit for verifying vote
> counts is insufficient
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> 3. To work, all e-ballots would have to be made publicly available on the
> Internet for anyone to set up their own verification system for voters and
> to count and the software to count them would have to be open source.
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> It just seems like a big unnecessary complicated mess to me.
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