> I'm sure that the UVF and the Provos would both have loved to have a public roster of who voted which way in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
And would that have lead to a meaningful difference in the outcome or a substantially greater loss of life? It was already a violent period so would it make much of a difference if the violence was better targeted?
I don't know that I've seen anyone address that question directly. Everyone assumes that privacy is a requirement, and that makes the process of creating a secure, reliable, and understandable electronic voting system essentially impossible.
I'm not in favor of electronic voting in general because I don't think paper voting is that bad, but if on insists on exploring the idea you might as well explore a more substantive change in the way we vote and challenge all the assumptions to make sure you have the correct system requirements.