RE: Anonymous voting - UK rules

From: <clintcurtis_at_clintcurtis_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 20 2005 - 18:59:18 CDT

I don't believe that anyone wants the ballots to be traceable back to
the voter. I also don't believe that the general public will have
anymore confidence in an encrypted code readable only by the people
with inside information. I recently spoke with the producer from London
who is filming the documentary on voter gate. One of their issues is the
public accessibility to mail in voting ballots. That was sparked by a
recent vote fraud case involving officials who were stuffing ballot
boxes using mail in ballots. Part of the debate centers on how the
general public can verify that the count they are told actually matches
what the ballots say.

The same problem will be true in the US although it will be 5 times
greater. Lacking a full level of transparency will prevent a large
number of people from supporting a change to this system.

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> Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Anonymous voting - UK rules
> From: "Richard C. Johnson" <dick@iwwco.com>
> Date: Fri, May 20, 2005 4:22 pm
> To: "David Webber (XML)" <david@drrw.info>, Open Voting Consortium
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