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Subject: Re: [election-services] Defining a trusted voting process


Received feedback from the Maryland side - so I've
enhanced the slides a little to do some "scene-setting".

I was kinda assuming the audience was e-vote saavy

The revised PPT slides are here:


and the PDF is here:


Thanks, DW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Webber (XML)" <david@drrw.info>
To: <election-services@lists.oasis-open.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 5:10 PM
Subject: [election-services] Defining a trusted voting process

> Team,
> I few weeks back I joined the Maryland True Voting technical team here in
> the USA.
> Attached PPT is the results of that interaction.
> It's just a draft right now - but what my aim is here is to understand
> can
> make a trusted voting process - where you combine paper and e-Voting
> together to make use of the best of both worlds.
> I'm not sure what research has been thrown at this in the past - if any -
> but
> I just came at this from sound engineering principles in building systems.
> So - I want it to be:
> 1) simple and obvious
> 2) doable with off-the-shelf stuff - no fancy patented techniques needed
> 3) fault tolerant - in that it thwarts all obvious attacks by the nature
> its
>     process.
> Obviously nothing is foolproof - because conspirators could
> pose as legimate staff and negate the safeguards - but that's a
> social problem not a software engineering problem!
> Clearly the level of detail in the PPT is just intended as an overview.
> If you are going to spec' this out completely - you need to define
> each mechanism rigorously - and also create lots of XML - but
> then we are good at that here in OASIS!
> Thoughts?
> Thanks, DW


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