Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Paper Audits of eVoting

In America eVoting terminals print a receipt which is verified by the voter and placed in a ballot box to make the vote audit able. An alternative system would be to generate a unique Vote Tag which would be unique for that particular vote and voter. This Vote Tag would be published as a list and stored separately in the voters internet account. The voter can then check the published list to ensure that their Vote Tag was counted correctly, without releasing their identity. Such a system removes the need for an expensive and clumsy paper audit trail and facilitates the use of the internet instead of special eVoting terminals.

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