I think we might be able to test setting up a voting thread in a password protected area. However, that just means the speaker will need to message all Hall of Nations members in good standing to give them the password. And they will still need to verify the votes. My opinion is that it's not worth the trouble.
If the Speaker still have to verify, why be forced to do so twice? Plus, we are a bit pro transparency here. While I could set it up, I would much prefer not obscuring the view of the election process.