[clug] e-Voting: What would you want in a smartphone App?

Neill Cox neill.cox at ingenious.com.au
Fri Mar 19 22:00:21 MDT 2010

The most compelling argument that Rusty gave against e-voting was
social. If someone votes outside of a polling place, how do you
guarantee that their vote has not been coerced ?

Apart from that there's no way I'd trust an iPhone it's too closed a
platform. I don't think I'd trust MS, Google or Nokia either though.
Guess U'll just have to stick to paper voting ;)

On Saturday, March 20, 2010, steve jenkin <sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au> wrote:
> Remember Tridge, Rusty (?) and others produced something a few elections
> back??
> Starting again today, with Smartphone, what different approaches might
> there be?
> If the AEC were to publish an iPhone App, what would you want to know:
> - in order to trust the download?
> - to know the vote recorded was the vote you wanted to cast?
> I'd be happy if the App just printed a ballot sheet that I handed in.
> Perhaps only after I'd picked up a (random) barcode token after
> registration.
> What about the people who have other smartphones: Android, Nokia (?)
> And the ever present threat of malware, recently come to a smartphone
> near you (if you were to believe the Tabloid TV media).
> s
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