[ic] Wishlist item

Mike Heins mikeh@minivend.com
Wed, 29 Nov 2000 22:22:13 -0500

Quoting Birgitt Funk (mymother@my-mothers-shop.com):
> An open source project, where IC/MV is simplified and secured to
> work as a voting ballot box and a discussion how such thing
> should work and could count the votes in a secure way. How it could
> produce a bullet proof paper  based  confirmation of the unique vote
> casted, which then could be hand or machine recounted in the unlikely 
> case a hacker had introduced a bias into the box. 
> Imagine to have a nationwide equal margin of error for all of
> the U.S. counties' voting procedures, an inexpensive way for 
> each county to develop a nationwide standardized ballot. 
> It could work with a touch screen, with voice, with
> pictures. So, even people who can't read, can't write, can't see
> and can't walk and can't hold a pencil, could still vote. 
> Imagine each elementary school would be used as voting boot base,
> the U.S. would vote on a Sunday and could use the school busses to 
> transport people to the voting boots at the schools. I bet the voter
> turnout would increase to the 85% percent level and the results would
> actually be representative of "something".  
> Does an open source project like that already exist ?

Dear Birgitt,

Your cause is showing. 8-) Please stay on-topic.

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