Something largely missing from the run up to the elections here in the US yesterday was discussion of e-voting, either recent advances or new problems. Maybe the absence was a consequence of it being a mid-term election. TED released this talk into the void on the day of the elections.
The speaker, David Bismark, hits on some of the key challenges of e-voting. Reliability and privacy are indeed critical but accuracy and accessibility are missing from his presentation. I cannot find anything when searching for Bismark’s name and evoting other than this TED talk. The paper receipt he shows seems very similar to systems about which I’ve read before like David Chaum’s Punchscan.
Does anyone have any more info about this project, even a name? So far, promises of software independent, accurate, and reliable voting haven’t passed muster, mostly due to the intense difficulty of mastering conflicting goals. I’m curious for more information on how Bismark’s work stacks up.
An Anonymous, Verifiable E-Voting Tech, Slashdot