Possible use of Python for a voting machine demo project -- your feedback requested

Ian Bicking ianb at colorstudy.com
Mon Jul 21 03:42:02 CEST 2003

On Sun, 2003-07-20 at 19:12, A.M. Kuchling wrote:
> On 20 Jul 2003 16:06:11 -0700, 
> 	Paul Rubin <> wrote:
> > one another.  Otherwise the ballot would be a voting receipt,
> > something that a good voting system should not provide.  Search for
> > "receipt-free voting" in Google to see what a big problem this is for
> > computerized systems.
> On the other hand, given the ready availability of cellphones with digital
> cameras, even in a paper-based system you can now make your own voting
> receipt while you're still in the voting booth.  Not clear what can be done
> about this... perhaps you'll have to hand in your cellphone when voting, and
> go through an X-ray system to prove you don't have it.

In this system you could prove that you filled out *one* ballot a
certain way, but not that the ballot you took a picture of was the same
ballot that you submitted, since you can throw ballots away and start


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