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[liberationtech] Looking for collaborators for free-range voting project

Rich Kulawiec rsk at gsp.org
Thu Feb 28 05:26:54 PST 2013


On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 02:19:11PM +0100, Ruben Bloemgarten wrote:
> It seems I might have jumped the gun, assuming the discussion was about
> voting systems for use in political elections. Disclosing all voter
> data, including voter identity would solve much if not all issues
> regarding verifiability, however would that not also restrict the use of
> such a system to topics that have no political or social consequences ?
> Otherwise it seems that the removal of secrecy/anonymity would be
> extremely problematic if not out-right dangerous. 

I'm with Ruben on this one.  There are serious problems (in many cases)
with disclosure of how someone voted; there are even problems disclosing
*if* they voted or possibly if they were *eligible* to vote, even if
that disclosure only (putatively) is done to the voter.

---rsk



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