[nSLUG] Evoting - besides the point

Daniel AJ Sokolov daniel at falco.ca
Tue Oct 23 23:38:19 ADT 2012

On 2012-10-23 21:10 wrote Doooh Head:
> Evoting may not be perfect in some of the existing implementations
> that exist but it represents an advancement in technology just  like
> online banking.

The difference is important and must not be missed.

Online Banking is inherently unsafe. The fraud is real and costly to the
banks (especially in the oldfashioned way online banking is practiced in
North America).

The banks still like it, because, overall, they save more money than
they lose through fraud. For them, it is a simple calculation.

The (informed) customers use it because they can check their account
status and, if fraud did happen, they expect a refund.

Now the same trojan technology that can be used to siphon money from
bank accounts can be used to siphon off votes at an election.

How do you check if your vote was counted correctly?

How do you get your vote reimbursed?

Daniel AJ

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