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[Discuss] Govt Source Code Policy

On Wed, Apr 06, 2016 at 12:47:40PM -0400, Steve Litt wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Apr 2016 12:36:55 -0400
> Dan Ritter <dsr at> wrote:
> > I'm perfectly good with the current method we use in Waltham: you
> > fill out your paper scantron ballot, you put it in the machine
> > yourself, the vote counter increments, and your ballot is saved
> > in the lockbox for recounts or verification.
> > 
> > It involves software, but not much.
> > 
> > -dsr-
> The system you articulate would be even better if it gave the voter a
> receipt showing his/her choices. I like the lockbox for the paper
> ballots.

Actually, such a receipt is a really bad idea -- it has enabled
vote selling. There are various schemes to enable voters to get
some token from the machine which signifies that they voted and
can handle verification that the vote was counted, but they are
always much more complex and expensive... and prone to rigging.


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