Archive for December, 2006

What Does “Secret Ballot” Mean?

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

When we talk about elections having a “secret ballot”, that typically means that each voter’s choices are confidential.  But it also matters whether or not the voter’s co-operation is required to keep those choices confidential.
Over at Freedom to Tinker, Ed Felten proposes labels to help us make this distinction.  By his definition, “weak [...]