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What about, e.g. taking a video of your vote as the original Reddit poster did?

I think this verification may already be a reality. The alternative is to disallow any form of verification, as with the Reddit poster, but then we lose the ability to perform checks on the voting procedure, and would never have known about this current anomaly.

What's missing, though, is the proof that who you voted for is who the vote was internally counted for.

Due to anonymity you can't individually prove a confirmation number belongs to you - you could have found one on the street or made up some random number, but if 10000 people claim that their initial vote does not match the confirmed vote, it's worth looking into more carefully.




> What about, e.g. taking a video of your vote as the original Reddit poster did?

That'd be a felony in Wisconsin, presumably for that sort of reason. http://www.nbc15.com/home/headlines/Wisconsin_GAB_Is_Felony_...


Even taking video is illegal, as that could also be used as evidence of voting for a particular candidate, allowing candidates to buy votes.


Taking video is not illegal in all states.

http://www.citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/documenting-your-vote...


Well, we wouldn't want money to be part of the political process!

Oh wait.


It amazes me how complicated electronic voting becomes. The current paper based system is far better.




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