Re: Paper on Privacy in Electronic Voting for the Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Wed Jun 16 2004 - 15:14:36 CDT

On Jun 16, 2004, at 4:04 PM, David Jefferson wrote:
> I enjoyed reading your privacy paper. But there is an element to
> privacy/secrecy that you hardly touched, and I would very much
> like to read a scholarly, historical discussion of it: the fact
> that in most states vote privacy is MANDATORY in precinct
> voting.

I did touch briefly on the distinction between the right to *disclose*
a vote, and the prohibition on being able to *prove* that same vote.

While it would be interesting to write about this topic further, we are
already over the length we should be (or that Arthur can actually READ
during his alloted presentation, assuming it's accepted). So I think
that historical discussion is for a different paper.
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