Re: Proposed ballot for the constitutional amendment
On Wed, 15 Oct 2003 06:29:33 +0100 (CET), Peter Karlsson <email@example.com> said:
> Manoj Srivastava:
>> If people cannot understand: "Do _NOT_ encrypt your ballot; the
>> voting mechanism shall not be able to decrypt your message." they
>> should not be getting a say in amending our constitution.
> To me, the meaning seems clear: The voting software is located in a
> jurisdiction where encryption is not allowed, so it may not read
> encrypted ballots.
As long as you do not send encrypted ballots, your speculation
about the reasons does not matter.
> I just re-read the book on English grammar I used in school, and it
> says that your use of "shall" is valid in British English, but only
> for the first person, not for the third person as it is used
> above. "I shall not be able to...", but "It will not be able to...".
I think you need a better grammar book.
I shall ... They will.
I will ... They shall.
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