The Economist covers voting with cryptography, including some of my work. Good to see folks like the Economist paying attention… although the article misses the big point.
Voting with cryptography is not about making your vote more secret. It’s about making your vote more verifiable. For those who advocate traditional paper ballots, the point is that open-audit elections are significantly more verifiable. There’s a reason for the extra complexity, promised.
But since I spent 3 hours talking to Cyrus, the reporter, I blame myself as much as anyone for not getting that important point across.