Re: Wired Mag's look at a future voting receipt...

From: <dr-jekyll_at_att_dot_net>
Date: Thu Nov 11 2004 - 06:55:16 CST

The article says: "Given a choice between leaving a voter-verified paper ballot at the polling place versus taking home a private voter-verified receipt"

Did anyone mention to these people that it would be impossible to do a recount with their take-home receipts because:

1) There's a chain of custody problem with the take-home receipts
2) You'll never get 100% of them returned to be recounted

Sounds to me like someone wants to defeat the voter-verified paper ballot by proposing some sort of sound-alike that confuses people.

--
Kurt 
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-------------- Original message from Rick Gideon <rick@openvoting.org>: -------------- 
> 
> How interesting, immediately after this email I got one from my dad on a 
> similar subject involving VoteHere. 
> -rick 
> 
> --- 
> 
> http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/041110/dcw004_1.html 
> Voters Prefer Take-Home 'ATM Style' Receipt to Prove Their Vote Was 
> Counted 
> Accurately 
> 
> and 
> 
> http://gcn.com/vol1_no1/daily-updates/27875-1.html 
> Vegas voters favor electronic system--with a receipt 
> 
> Guess who sponsored a survey in Nevada and formed the questions in such a 
> way that they got great results. Over 81% of the voters would like to have 
> a receipt to take home to check their vote. Sound familiar? 
> 
> 
> -- 
> John Gideon 
> Information Manager 
> www.votersunite.org 
> jgideon@votersunite.org 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, 10 Nov 2004, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote: 
> 
> > http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.11/images/1211Found800w.jpg 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Joseph Lorenzo Hall 
> > UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student 
> > http://pobox.com/~joehall/ 
> > blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb2/ 
> > 
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