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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-20-10 09:06 PM
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6. The receipt concept may not be as simple as you think.
Edited on Sun Jun-20-10 09:13 PM by Bill Bored
When it comes to elections, you have to be able to prove to yourself how your vote was recorded, but not be able to prove it to anyone else. That's so you can't sell your vote to the highest bidder. It's not as simple getting a receipt for a pack of gum.

While there are some cryptographic methods that can be used to make this possible, they are not mature in my opinion because issues such as dispute resolution (in case a voter claims the system changed her vote) have not been fully elucidated.

Also, none of this has anything directly to do with whether the votes were counted as cast. Vote recording and vote counting are two different things.
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