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The demand for electronic and online voting is so high that I fear it will be implemented in a compromised way, before the problem is actually solved. As I understand it, all known descriptions of electronic voting are worse than paper ballots in terms of security and anonymity.

This is just what a former CS professor told me years ago, but it seems to be supported by what experts are saying.

Edit: clarity and addl thought




I think the key is, you can't tell if the system's been compromised by looking at it. And not even by taking it apart and examining it, bit by bit. Not without an electron microscope. And unlike with banking, you can't tell by the results either.

We need a clear way to communicate why it's so dangerous that computer illiterate people will understand, and that's as clear as I can put it.




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