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Re: [ga] So far, 28 poll answers logged

On Thu, Jan 20, 2000 at 08:09:17PM -0800, IDNO Bootstrap wrote:
> Mikael,
> I believe you can ask kent@songbird.com
> If I'm not mistaken, he has a system which will work for anyone with
> access to email. I think he offered it for free too.
> After all, this is an email list - not an http forum.

Yes, I have a votebot, and it works fine.  I'm surprised that Harald
didn't use it.  It is fairly simple -- some authorized person prepares a
ballot, and sends it to the votebot.  The votebot sends a copy of the 
ballot to everyone on the list, with an individual authorization code.  
They fill out the ballot and send it back to the votebot.  If it 
doesn't have the authorization code it is rejected.  The votebot 
tallies up the votes, and makes the results available.

There are some provisions for setting up auditors and so on, and if you 
deal with it at that level it is a little more complicated.  But the 
basic scheme is very simple, and fairly secure.


Kent Crispin                               "Do good, and you'll be
kent@songbird.com                           lonesome." -- Mark Twain