Re: Barcode Redux

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon Jun 07 2004 - 19:06:07 CDT

On Jun 7, 2004, at 6:26 PM, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
> If there's no personally identifiable information entered into the
> system, then it can't be printed in the barcode. So if the only
> information input into a voting station is:
> Am I missing something?

Three questions:

(1) What information is ACTUALLY gets to a voting station to
(potentially) encode on a covert channel?

(2) What information PROVABLY does not make it to the voting station in
the first place? (include all the subtle information sources you might
have overlooked, like voter sequence being correlated with a hidden

(3) What information might a non-technical voter who understands the
system only very approximately imagine might be present in a covert

There are good reasons to minimize all three kinds of "leakage." IMO,
even the third one; e.g.
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