Jones Talk, Slide 3
- The Australian Paper Ballot
-- First use, Victoria, Australia, 1858.
-- First use in United States, New York and Massachusetts, 1888.
- Ballots printed by election authority.
- Ballots issued to voters at polling place.
- Ballots voted in privacy booth.
-- Weakness: Requires secure printing and storageWe must prevent even one pre-printed ballot from entering general circulation prior to the close of the election!-- Weakness: Requires interpretation rulesLack of standards leads to subjective vote counts, but uniform objective standards can be used to exclude the obvious intent of the voter!-- Strength: Secret and privatePrivacy means that an observer cannot determine how you voted.
Secrecy means that you cannot disclose your vote.