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Old 10-08-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: SC
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This idea would bar code every vote. You'd have a copy with a tracking number where you could look up your vote to make sure your selections were not changed and were kept as you made them. If they were you'd have proof because you'd have a copy of the original.

Watch this presentation of the idea.


David Bismark: E-voting without fraud - YouTube
David Bismark: E-voting without fraud - YouTube
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:26 PM
 
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Great idea, thanks for posting. I need to explore ted.com some more. When I vote, I want a receipt. That should be easy to implement. I hope we do soon. Unfortunately, I'd bet both the Democrats and the Republicans as well as their state-level operatives would oppose this for some incredibly thin reason. Control would return to the people, something they really don't want.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: SC
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Great idea, thanks for posting. I need to explore ted.com some more. When I vote, I want a receipt. That should be easy to implement. I hope we do soon. Unfortunately, I'd bet both the Democrats and the Republicans as well as their state-level operatives would oppose this for some incredibly thin reason. Control would return to the people, something they really don't want.
Yes. Me too. It really isn't Rocket Science either. Federal Express and UPS and even the USPS have been using tracking systems like this for a while.

You'd think that the voter machine mfrs would have offered some sort of "receipt" a long time ago. It had to have been thought of but then deep-sixed after the parties figured out they wouldn't be able to manipulate the results as easily. Of course earlier on we didn't have as sophisticated and internet...but still. It would have been more honest.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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Sounds like a possibility, would love to hear what officials on both sides of the isles would think.

I still think you have to go back to identifying the voter before any of this happens. Fraud happens that way a ton.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:47 PM
 
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I think the fact that the voting machine manufacturers insist their programming is proprietary is completely suspicious. What programming? The programming should involve nothing but addition, right? If it involves subtraction, multiplication, or division, it is doing something other than counting votes.
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