Great article. Read it without breathing.
There’s a point about voting, since mid 90s many times we hear about online voting. Its not a hard thing to do, with or without government support. Then why its still just an idea ?
Theres a political issue, the privacy of personal choises. Plus, the elections must be hidden, counting must be public.
There has to be an authority out there, to provide the security, to keep the personal votes away from other people. Even the system works perfect, opponents or losers or “forever protesters” will discuss the reliability of this third party authority.
Its not about who votes for whom, its about who counts them for whom
An old saying. But has fans and will always have.
I had a few projects about this idea. Lottery tickets has a number on them but no name or SSN. So who holds it is the owner, we can never know if its real owner or not. After the numbers revealed, people go check for the results from an interface.
When we think the same for the elections, we can hold a copy of the vote, like a carbon copy, then we can check from a confirmation interface with the unique vote number. This would work perfectly in a world of perfect people, where theres no need for such system.
How can we proof if an evil opponent who votes for the reverse side (a radical, fundamental or 0,005% party member is a perfect example, nothing to lose with an unimportant vote) claims he has voted for his own party or decision, but the confirmation ui result is different ? Public opinion would start boiling with the reliability of the new electrovoting system.