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

Sam Couter sam at couter.id.au
Wed Mar 31 15:57:52 MDT 2010

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org> wrote:
> I was actually explained by someone once that it was theoretically
> possible to build a voting system such that you could after the fact
> prove that your vote was correctly counted in the end result, but in
> such a way they you could not prove to anyone else how you voted.

If I can prove to myself how I voted after I left the polling place, I
can also prove it to the guy watching over my shoulder.

Kevin's TL;DR scheme has the same problem.

Electronic voting is simple: Use a machine to print a pre-filled
anonymous ballot, based on your selections, in the polling booth. You
review the ballot, it's destroyed and you try again or it goes in a
locked box and you walk away. You don't get a copy, smartphones and the
internet aren't involved, the process is transparent and everybody
understands exactly what happened. Scrutineers take over from there just
like they do now except with less arguing about handwritten numbers.
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