i know i could be about to unleash hell by starting a thread on e-voting, but here it goes!!
i just watched a TEDtalk about e-voting, given by David Bismark[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izddjAp_N4I"]TEDtalk about e-voting[/ame]
if you want to go straight to the explanation of his method click here(about 3:20 into the talk)David Bismark demos a new system for voting that contains a simple, verifiable way to prevent fraud and miscounting -- while keeping each person's vote secret.
he has a blog post on the matter here
and the developer's website is here
i am not a computer security expert, but it seems to me that having a paper receipt that is verifiable online would address many of the issues that dogged the previous awful attempts at e-voting here.
the advantage of having a receipt that is meaningless to everyone else is that you can lose the receipt and the finder will still be clueless about how you voted
the issue of someone tracking the login when you go online to check your vote is counted was a concern of mine, but seems to have been addressed in the blog comments section