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Response to joshcryer (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:49 PM

6. Better to randomize it (independently), you don't want to be able to predict the audited stations.

Or anything else about the audit.

But given that, what you need is a good sample size, say 1000 or so, any percentage that does that is sufficient (statistically).

And all the software should be open source with closed access, and every voter should be able to make a copy of the voting software they just voted on if they want it (transparency).

And then there are certain uses of encryption to assure identity and security, etc. Every machine, voter, and vote must have a unique identity, assigned as part of the preparation for the election.

And the machines should be "read only" and lacking in all network capability. Running off identical SIM cards would be good, for example, then you could just pull the SIM and send it to the counting venue, they check it's not been tampered with, count the votes on it, verify any audit checks, etc.

I don't know anybody that is doing it right now though, it's almost like politicians don't WANT to give up their ability to fudge elections.

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