[Members] cryptographic votes
sneakin at semanticgap.com
Tue Nov 29 18:22:51 CST 2005
Jesus Cea wrote:
>Nolan Eakins wrote:
>>What exactly is this calling for?
>I was wondering about a cryptographic voting bot. So the votes could be
>secret but each voter could verify that his/her votes is correctly
>accounted. Transparency, that is :)
I fail to understand what crypto will do other than making votes
non-anonymous through the voters signing, or if the votes are signed how
they'll ensure they're counted correctly.
If you want to ensure your votes count, then the best way would probably
to create a web page with real-time results. Before you vote you could
check that page, and after you're done voting the votes should be
updated on the page accordingly. Then you can verify that they were
increased. It may also need to show the number of people who are in the
process of voting or some other means in case two people vote for
someone at the sametime. That would cause the counter to go up by two or
none instead of up or down by one.
You may also want to email, message, and/or encourage the member to save
the results after they vote. The only concern would be that knowing the
results before hand could cause you to change your vote.
Does that address your concern?
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