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

Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 13:54:04 AEST 2010

On 30 July 2010 12:26, Kim Holburn <kim at holburn.net> wrote:
> 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....

I'm not sure of a mechanism where a foreign power filling out
electronic vote roll enrollment forms would influence the electoral
outcome. A DOS attack preventing genuine online enrollments getting
through? I suppose that would be a bit disruptive, but the potentially
disenfranchised could go the paper route as is available now as the
only option. As it stands, if I know the name and address of an
enrolled voter, and I am motivated, I can probably cast 7 or 8 votes
in their name (assuming visiting multiple polling booths early).
A foreign power could do the same, I guess, with or without
e-enrollment, if they were sufficiently resourced and motivated.
I agree there are myriad problems with online *voting*, but I'm not
clear on why online enrollment would be an issue.

Michael Skeggs

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