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

Karun Dambiec kdambiec at fsfe.org
Fri Mar 19 23:07:34 MDT 2010

On 20/03/10 2:44 PM, steve jenkin 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?

That it is not closed source, and the platform it runs on is not closed.
And that the Iphone runs linux.

> 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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