Re: Some FAQs

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue May 03 2005 - 15:47:18 CDT

On 5/3/05, Alan Dechert <> wrote:
> A reader sent me some questions. I provided this response. It occurred to
> me that the FAQ on our web site really needs some work. I answered a few
> things here but I think the most important FAQ we're heard over and over
> goes something like this: "how does open source make that voting software
> more secure? -- seems like it would make it less secure."

Another questions we might add (just to cover the ground) is: "What
happens if a fraction of the paper ballots in the ballot box are
destroyed during voting?" (That is, what if they get wet and are
unreadable or if a maldoer poors acid in them (as happened recently in
the Ukraine).)

The stock answer is the same as the answer to "What happens if all the
copies of the EBIs are destroyed?" Basically, we have a re-vote on
our hands for that polling place, no?

Come to think of it, this might be more in the realm of local election
procedure and even a court of law... oh well, Joe

Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
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