Re: Brand new concept in audit trails

From: Cameron L. Spitzer <cls_at_truffula_dot_sj_dot_ca_dot_us>
Date: Wed May 04 2005 - 15:22:12 CDT

> I'd like to hear from privacy experts about the merits or demerits of
> publishing individual votes (identified only by precinct and ballot
> type, and perhaps by voting machine). I know that this is an issue
> that Kelly raised on Sunday's OVC tech (not tek, please) meeting.

It's already an issue for members of the smaller parties. Often there
is only one Peace & Freedom or Green Party voter in a precinct.
Party affiliation is public record. If primary results are published
by precinct, you could tell how the person voted because it's the
only ballot of that type cast at that precinct. In a general election,
you could make an educated guess and be right most of the time.

Cameron

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