[MG] Secret Ballots
krisdev at gmail.com
Sat Jun 5 06:09:28 EDT 2010
Regarding "It this stage, I think any software should allow administrators
to choose between secret and public voting. Public voting isn't really a
problem with small organization, where the stakes are low"., how would we
know if the Administrator is not coerced?!!
Best is an open system where each one chooses for himself / herself...
ensuring aninymity, if so chosen and yet transparent and accountable....
On Sat, Jun 5, 2010 at 1:16 AM, Darwin O Connor <doconnor at reamined.on.ca>wrote:
> On 6/4/2010 3:35 PM, Michael Allan wrote:
>> What exactly are you and David talking about? Please describe how an
>> organization (or individual) would go about coercing the public
>> voters. What is the first thing this organization will do? And how
>> will it expect the voters to react?
> Offer to pay individuals $1, $10 or $100 to vote in a certain way, check
> their public vote and pay them.
> Or an employer could suggest employees vote a certain way and check their
> public votes to see if they did. If they didn't they could find a reason to
> fire them or otherwise punish them.
> Of course doing these things would be against local laws, but that doesn't
> mean it wouldn't happen.
> With a secret vote this can't be effectively done because there is no way
> for a third party to verify how anyone actually voted.
> It this stage, I think any software should allow administrators to choose
> between secret and public voting. Public voting isn't really a problem with
> small organization, where the stakes are low.
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