[LINK] Electronic witnessing [was: High Court case Re: Register Online to Vote Should be LLegal]

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Fri Jul 30 12:26:26 AEST 2010

On 2010/Jul/30, at 11:01 AM, Michael Skeggs mike at bystander.net wrote:

> On 30 July 2010 10:40, Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
>>>>> If we do move to on-line registration what are your plans for
>>>> protecting the on-line voting registration process from 4chan and  
>>>> its
> ilk?
> The current registration system is effectively an honour system,
> policed by very high penalties if it can be proved you acted
> fraudulently. Dishonest e-registrations can be subject to, and
> prosecuted by, the same laws.
> If a 4chan kiddie registers illegally, pursue them criminally. There
> is nothing stopping 4chan or other vandals from compromising the paper
> system except the physical world costs of mailing forms discourage it
> from happening in bulk. If the cops prosecuted some e-fraudsters

OK, so that'd deal with Australian 4chan members but what about the  
rest of the world then?

Putting this in an international setting: say there was a country with  
a lot of on-line resources and a vested interest in the outcome of an  
Australian election....

> the
> motivations would decline, and the need to tie registrations to actual
> individuals limits the mischief the vandals can cause.
> Regards,
> Michael Skeggs

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