In the UK lists of voters marked with who did and did not vote are called 
"marked registers". They are available to political parties and can be used to 
check that no-one has voted on behalf of people who don't vote for religious or 
other reasons.

In a system where there are no ID checks on voters I don't see how else you can 
prevent impersonation of voters - obviously that isn't needed in our elections 
because you can only vote when logged in.

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> Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 23:42:16 +0100
> From: Michael Peel <>
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> Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] While Election committee counts the
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>> By the way, my understanding is that the practice of generating a public
>> list of voters who cast ballots, while keeping the nature of their votes
>> private, is relatively common in election processes in general. In the
>> United States, political parties use this information for their "get out
>> the vote" campaigns so that they know which of their likely supporters have
>> yet to vote.
> In UK political elections I think that would be illegal...{{citation needed}}
> Thanks,
> Mike

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