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

From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin@gmail.com>
Date: Wed Jun 24 2009 - 13:39:34 CDT

Rush Holt's HR contains this passage.

15 ‘‘(III) The voting system shall not
16 preserve the voter-verified paper ballots in
17 any manner that makes it possible, at any
18 time after the ballot has been cast, to asso-
19 ciate a voter with the record of the voter’s
20 vote without the voter’s consent.

We could apply that idea to military absentee voting, allowing each
service person to decide whether to send a ballot by mail or to use
the system I have proposed. Speed and a higher probability of
gettingyour vote counted, or full privacy. You choose.

On Sat, Jun 20, 2009 at 10:36 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Arthur Keller <voting@kellers.org> wrote:
> >
> > At 1:43 AM -0700 6/19/09, Edward Cherlin wrote:
> >>
> >> My system has the ballot and envelope printed, stuffed, and sealed
> >> without being seen by anybody.
> >
> > So we have an electronic system that knows the identity of the voter and how they voted.  How isn't that a risk for privacy?
>
> It is obviously a risk. So is sending a ballot in an envelope. As I
> said before, anybody who thinks that a ballot in an envelope can't be
> read without opening the envelope shouldn't be in this business.
>
> I also said that I thought the military did a better job of managing
> its own secrets than any election board. Certainly the military knows
> how to wipe files so that it can't recover them.
>
> But I don't insist. I ask whether military voters would consider the
> risks acceptable in order to ensure that their votes would arrive on
> time and be counted. Ask _them_.
>
> The current system, with about a 50% reported rejection rate, is unconscionable.
>
> > Best regards,
> > Arthur
> >
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And Children are my nation.
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