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Land Shark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 08:14 PM
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62. the only secrecy even arguably necessary is not connecting voters to votes
Edited on Wed Aug-17-05 08:15 PM by Land Shark
anything more than that is not a requirement of democracy and arguably the needs of democracy should prevail. (perhaps somebody's professional "ethics" require a secrecy more than anonymity of data reporters but even if so that "extra" conflicts with and ought to yield to the more fundamental ethics of democracy)

Besides, i can't imagine an exit poll subject demanding anything more (if they request anything at all) than secrecy of their ballot provides. The survey form can be easily designed to make it impossible to connect a particular voter to a particular voting survey form such as (for starters) not collecting their name.
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