Re: [OVC-discuss] An attempt to sneak Internet voting in via the back door?

From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Jun 18 2009 - 12:42:06 CDT

I don't think so. This is for service personnel using MILNET at
military facilities, not the open Internet.

I think we could offer a solution, using human verification of voter
ID on the base, electronic vote selection, and remote printing at a
DoD facility in the US. The hard part, it seems to me, is to get the
proper ballots for every jurisdiction into one database, and match
them correctly with military voter registrations back home. This is
not primarily a technical problem, but a standards and compliance
problem with registrars of voters and election officials.

This idea would require serious thought about procedures for
verification by local or state officials, without disclosing the
connection between voter and votes. It would also require changes in
the law, possibly state by state, about military absentee ballots. We
could provide electronic digital signatures of voter and witness on a
separate sheet or envelope. This should greatly reduce the current
problem of incomplete envelope information.

There are commercial systems that can print a personalized form letter
and a matching envelope and insert the letters in matching envelopes
automatically. This might solve a large part of the procedural
problem.

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 4:52 AM, <dr-jekyll@att.net> wrote:
>
> http://www.airforcetimes.com/community/opinion/airforce_editorial_vote_042808/
>
> --
> Kurt
>
> Nor yet, O Freedom! close thy lids
> in slumber for thine enemy never
> sleeps. -- The Antiquity of
> Freedom By William Cullen Bryant
> _______________________________________________
> OVC-discuss mailing list
> OVC-discuss@listman.sonic.net
> http://lists.sonic.net/mailman/listinfo/ovc-discuss
> By sending email to the OVC-discuss  list, you thereby agree to release the content of your posts to the Public Domain--with the exception of copyrighted material quoted according to fair use, including publicly archiving at  http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/

--
Silent Thunder (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) is my name
And Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, The Truth my destination.
http://earthtreasury.org/worknet (Edward Mokurai Cherlin)
_______________________________________________
OVC-discuss mailing list
OVC-discuss@listman.sonic.net
http://lists.sonic.net/mailman/listinfo/ovc-discuss
By sending email to the OVC-discuss  list, you thereby agree to release the content of your posts to the Public Domain--with the exception of copyrighted material quoted according to fair use, including publicly archiving at  http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/
Received on Tue Jun 30 23:17:03 2009

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Tue Jun 30 2009 - 23:17:20 CDT