@Keith Smith 1 -- Re: Need to seperate casting and counting of ballots
Here in Oregon is actually simpler. They mail you a ballot. You fill it out and return it via mail. A double envelope is used, the outside for mailing and verifies via your signature that it was a "legal" vote. The inside envelope keeps your vote hidden until it's opened and run through the counting machine (or at least that's the way it's supposed to work). I'm sure it's not fool proof but the paper ballots are scanned and then stored, things can be verified.