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[liberationtech] I LOVE technology, but

Cyrus Farivar cfarivar at
Fri Apr 8 07:14:05 PDT 2011

With all due respect, what about Estonia's Internet-based voting
system that uses encrypted digital ID cards?


On Thu, Apr 7, 2011 at 6:50 AM, Sheila Parks
<sheilaruthparks at> wrote:
> And you thinkfeel governmental bodies in collaboration with the EC cannot be
> corrupt?
> India must be very different from other countries in the world
> I know it is the right wing parties that have been calling for paper ballots
> in India  - are they calling for paper ballots, as in op scam (not a typo)
> or for hand-counting the paper ballots?
> Of course HCPB elections can be rigged -but at has been said, that is retail
> theft and theft by the machines is wholesale
> And today those of us who want HCPB,  build in for our models as much as
> possible safeguards so that the election cannot be rigged
> Sheila
>  08:00 PM 4/6/2011, Pranesh Prakash wrote:
>> On Thursday 07 April 2011 05:16 AM, Sheila Parks wrote:
>>> As it stands now, our voting is controlled by a privatizid voting
>>> machine industry. How wrong can we get it?
>> Dear Sheila,
>> In India the voting machines are manufactured not by Diebold and private
>> bodies, but by Bharat Electronics Ltd. and Electronic Corporation of India
>> Ltd., both governmental bodies in collaboration with the Election Commission
>> of India, the (fiercely) independent body constitutionally mandated with
>> conducting elections.
>> In India it is the right-wing parties like the Shiv Sena and the BJP that
>> have been calling for a return to paper ballots.
>> Regards,
>> Pranesh
>> --
>> Pranesh Prakash
>> Programme Manager
>> Centre for Internet and Society
>> W: | T: +91 80 40926283
> Sheila Parks, Ed.D.
> Founder
> Center for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots
> Belmont, MA 02478
> 617-932-1424
> sheila at
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