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Re: Secret votes HOWTO

On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 02:10:49PM -0700, lantz moore wrote:
> sure, the ballot is signed, however, the "password" can be anything the
> person wants, including their own name/email or someone else's name/email.
> i was just pointing out that if someone does use someone else's name/email
> as their password, temporary confusion will ensue.

I'm not sure this problem is worth solving.

If a person wants to vote non-anonymously, they can post their signed
ballot somewhere public.  If that's not done, then I think we have to
assume that any personal identity in the "vote id" is bogus.

If we care, or if abuse becomes a problem, we could limit the "vote id"
to hexadecimal characters.


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