Here's a new type of electronic system.... see what you think.

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  1. Caligirl
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    I like the idea of being able to verify how my vote was counted, later.

    I wonder if there is still a way for a crook to change the tabulation.

    Washington Times - Electronic voting faces a backlash
     
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    looks good except for this part

    people expect the whole process should be someone else's job
     
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    Here's a problem:

    This will allow a computer savvy person to determine how a person voted.

    There certainly needs to be a paper trail, but there will always be ways for a 'crook' to change the tabulation.
     
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    Good point xsited.

    Hmmm. I wonder if that is addressed by the fact that you don't have to check your ballot results, up to you, and of course computer savvy people can put up firewalls before checking their vote etc ....


    Dillo - are you saying that raising hell should be someone else's job? ;)
     
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    nope---I'm just saying people won't do it.
     
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    True enough. I barely feel like dragging my sorry ass out to vote.
     
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    Too many crooks spoil the broth.
     
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    Linux was my first OS. What they're doing is good, but it can still be hacked. There is no way to make it completely secure, especially if you have access to the box. They also didn't say anything about a paper trail which makes me wonder if it's truly auditable.
     
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    The moment you put a unique code on a ballot, you lose the idea of a secret ballot.
     

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