xkcd: Voting Software

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xkcd: Voting Software

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:36 am

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ALT TEXT: There are lots of very smart people doing fascinating work on cryptographic voting protocols. We should be funding and encouraging them, and doing all our elections with paper ballots until everyone currently working in that field has retired.
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Re: xkcd: Voting Software

Postby FlyingPenguin » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:39 am

Oh and along those lines:

Frozen machines, 243-percent turnout, and other woes in Georgia voting
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/201 ... -precinct/
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Re: xkcd: Voting Software

Postby Err » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:51 pm

The financial world still revolves around paper records. Seeing all the issues with electronic systems, I see why.

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Re: xkcd: Voting Software

Postby normalicy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:37 pm

I think the main thing is that voting is a super high priority target. SOMEONE will find a way to hack it.

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Re: xkcd: Voting Software

Postby wvjohn » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:48 am

WV is going to be using that in the next primary I think. For grins, I might try it (breaking my rule about installing garbage on my phone). Normally, I just wander into the courthouse sometime during early voting. Usually takes me about 5 mins.


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