Electronic voting with free software

Ben Finney bignose-hates-spam at and-zip-does-too.com.au
Mon Jul 21 06:20:00 CEST 2003


On Mon, 21 Jul 2003 00:54:34 +0200, Ulrich Petri wrote:
><snip voting with computers>
> Sorry but why on earth you dont just print that on paper and let
> people make their crosses where they want?

To give benefits that paper ballots can't provide.  E.g. allowing people
to vote over the Internet who can't get to voting booths, removing the
human element of transposing ballots to a database, possibly reducing
double-voting, etc.

The FREE project was developing GNU.FREE software for electronic voting;
development has since halted, but they have a lot of articles resulting
from the development activity:

    <http://www.free-project.org/writings/>

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