Re: R: OVC on CNET Today

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sat Jul 26 2008 - 04:03:05 CDT

Voters cannot easily read a bar code, so use of bar codes prevents
voters from knowing whether their votes have been accurately recorded as
intended--it becomes a "trust me" system as much as a DRE where the
votes are recorded in computer memory.

Teresa Hommel

contact@compodinamic.it wrote:

>Dear Alan
>
>"The difference, said Dechert, is that the machine would print out the final
>choices along with a unique bar code. The paper ballot would then be
>inserted into a sleeve with only the bar code exposed.
>An election worker would then scan the bar code to record the vote. At the
>end of the election or at choice points during the day, a tally sheet could
>be printed, also with a barcode. Within the two-dimensional bar code is a
>numerical-coded sequence that shows how a person voted. There is also a
>unique identifier so that the ballot cannot be counted a second time. The
>printed ballot cannot be linked with a specific person, but the ballot can
>be associated with the electronic tally stored in the computer.
>Dechert says his system is better because it doesn't use fancy cryptography,
>it uses a simple chain of custody.
>Once the bar code has been scanned, the vote entered, the paper ballot is
>put into a box. Later the paper ballots can be tallied if need be."
>
>This Idea is in Italian Patent SA2007A000001 dated 2007 january, 1, in the
>name Cascella Giuseppe.
>News relating to Italian patents SA2007A000001, SA2007A000002, Na2007A00014
>will be given soon on the site www.voto-sicuro.it and www.truevote.eu
>
>In realty I am much more advanced ! In fact, with my new patents in 2008 I
>think that the problem of automated voting is completely resolved for the
>next twenty years.
>Regards
>Cascella Giuseppe
>
>-----Messaggio originale-----
>Da: ovc-discuss-bounces+contact=compodinamic.it@listman.sonic.net
>[mailto:ovc-discuss-bounces+contact=compodinamic.it@listman.sonic.net] Per
>conto di Alan Dechert
>Inviato: venerd́ 25 luglio 2008 23.03
>A: Open Voting Consortium discussion list
>Oggetto: [OVC-discuss] OVC on CNET Today
>
>This is from the demo we did yesterday in San Francisco
>
>http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-9999555-83.html
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