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Re: [atlarge-discuss] online voting
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- Subject: Re: [atlarge-discuss] online voting
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- Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 01:10:22 +1200
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At 07:51 a.m. 11/05/2002 -0400, James Love wrote:
>What is the current state of play with online voting? The DNSO type voting
>seems to have some good features regarding verifying how one's vote was
For the first bootstrap election is was justifyable to accept the DNSO's
But I think for our second election we need to be independent from the DNSO
secretariat either by using a commercial service or use our own facilities
with the current Panel members as scrutineers.
> Do we want public or secret voting?
I think a secret vote is a democratic right. Public voting is popular under
The Polling Booth allows for secret voting with password verification.
It also allows for instant visible results so that each voter can actually
see his vote added to the tally.
This feature can also be turned off.
>Does it cost money to have
>these fancy voting services, or are they inexpensive or free software tools
>that volenteers can use?
A commercial service like the one that did the last ICANN At Large election
will charge approx. $500 for a small job.
The advantage of the PB over other systems is that we can use it unlimited
times and that we maintain web-accessible archives of all past votes under
our own control.
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