Re: So how do you distinguish REALLY good encryption from noise?
Right actually. Each ballot paper is numbered, the number being entered against your name on the attendance register maintained by the polling station staff. To test their reaction a couple of elections ago, I reached for the ballot paper pile and gently extracted one from the middle of the pile. Oh! the outrage. What was worse than their refusal to allow this simple test to proceed was their total inability to see what I meant when I explained that there is NO annonymous vote in this country since the sixties when the state secret services(or panty-sniffers as they have come to be called) decided that they needed to know who votes communist. No annonymous vote here.