Re: MORE Questions from election officials

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 02:26:02 CDT

At 2:49 AM -0400 5/4/04, james_in_denver wrote:
>Just briefly reviewed the "Chaum" method, what I am thinking of appears
>to be along those lines. What I see/hear as being important is for any
>voter, at any time, to be able to pull out a stub from their ballot,
>enter a code printed on that ballot (hopefully at any internet-browser
>pointing at that particular elections web-site), and be able to review
>their voting record. Doesn't require that each vote be recorded on the
>"receipt". More of a thought that the receipt is actually just a pointer
>to their actual voting results for that particular election? does that
>make sense? or am I further behind the magic 8-ball than I feared?..

Being able to verify (or prove) your ballot outside the polling
places incurs the risks of bribery or intimidation to get people to
vote a certain way. There's a reason we have a secret ballot in
these United States, and receipts taken out of the polling place do
not preserve the secrecy.

Best regards,
Arthur

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