CNet reports that two Ohio residents have demonstrated that they can determine who voted for what candidates, given the pollbook and the paper tape that comes out of voting machines that show what time someone voted.
Personally I’m not that concerned. Unless it’s a toss-up between two unknowns, or it’s the Republican primary, I think most people are going to know how I’m going to vote.
Thus the interesting dilemma for electronic voting: How does one ensure one person, one vote, and prevent people from seeing how a person voted?
If one removes the time stamps, there’s nothing to prevent someone from easily adjusting vote tallies. With paper one had to conspire with others to gain access to ballots and stuff the ballot box, or convince everybody that a certain class was incapable of operating paper ballots.
It will be interesting in 2008, if votes do go toward the Democratic party, whether there will be the same attempts to discredit the voting system.