From: Geoff Kuenning
Date: April 23, 2016
Re In proof we trust
Secure and correct recording of votes is certainly a precondition. But there is another aspect of reliable elections that is studiously (and I suspect purposely) ignored by every proposer: the problem of vote selling and forced voting.
There is a reason why voting systems require ballots to be cast in a private booth, but in a public venue where monitors can be certain that nobody else can verify how you voted. Any system that allows another person to determine how you voted, immediately or after the fact, is fundamentally fraudulent. (And yes, that applies to absentee ballots and the current mania for mail-in voting.)
Geoff Kuenning http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/
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