Re: Fw: Voter smartcard authenticaion as an option for the

From: David Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Sun Jun 05 2005 - 20:37:28 CDT

Allan,

I always get nervous about anonymous individual smartcards.
While the fancy math is nice that underpins these things - how
can you be random and individual at the same time? It just
seems to violate Heisenbergs Principle!?!

Anyway - I like better Smartcards for voter operation of
voting systems - where multiple voters share from a pool
of cards - because simple math theory shows that is
anonymous by default.

So - I'd say - so long as do that as a first approach - seems
good to me. Actually doing individual validation though
carries with it tons of political bagged that potentially
becomes a major distraction for what we are trying to
achieve here...

DW

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> From: "Alan Dechert" <dechert@gmail.com>
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> From: "Gino" <gricci@gmail.com>
> To: <alan@openvotingconsortium.org>
> Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 12:45 PM
> Subject: Voter smartcard authenticaion as an option for the EVM2003
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> Dear Alan,
>
> I am writing to you with the intention of hopefully being able to
> implement a smartcard application for the EVM2003 software project. I
> am starting my dissertation (e-voting and anonymity using smartcards)
> as part of my Msc in Information Security course at the Royal Holloway
> University of London in United Kingdom.
>
> My idea is to implement an optional javacard solution that would
> authenticate the individual voters anonymously in order to cast a vote
> using the EVM2003 system.
>
> I would be grateful if you could let me know if this is feasible, how
> to proceed and if you are the correct person to discuss this with.
>
> All work done will also be verified and consulted with the University
> professors and tutors who are extremely knowledgeable in Information
> security.
>
> Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information or
> clarification.
>
> Regards
>
> Gino Ricci
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> 5 Brandon Mansions
> Queens Club Gardens
> London W14 9RE
> United Kingdom
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