User interface design for elections


A GNU desktop mechanic

Evoting software should definitely be open source. Ideally everything from chip design to firmware to the compiler should also be open to public scrutiny. But while it’s probably obvious to most voters that the above paper ballot is poorly designed, it would be much more difficult to determine whether a computer based solution is flawed. In any case, a physical record of the vote should also be available. Optical cryptography solutions are interesting, but a simple printed name that would be deposited in a locked box would probably be the most cost effective tamper resistant and bribe resistant solution.


また、そういうのをつくるところが選挙に勝って公のものを評価できるはずもないんじゃないかというような記事 (だと思う)。間違ってたら指摘ください。