Re: MORE Questions from election officials

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 03:22:52 CDT

james_in_denver <james_in_denver@hotpop.com> wrote:
|So is there an easy way around the dilemma of either you can cast your
|vote, and review it later to make certain that the vote tabulation
|system is working and be susceptible to coercion, or you can vote
|anonymously and only be able to verify that your vote was tabulate, but
|not how it was tabulated? Which would be more important? Seems pretty
|situational to me?

Three options:

(1) Give receipts, invite vote-coercion/buying.
(2) No receipts, simple, tallying assurance is procedural/
    legal (OVC).
(3) Anonymity preserving receipt (fact of vote, not content).
    Far less than 0.1% of voters can understand how it works
    (Chaum).

The RIGHT answer is #2 :-).

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