Re: Left off the ballot?

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Thu Apr 15 2004 - 15:56:38 CDT

On Apr 15, 2004, at 2:58 PM, David Mertz wrote:

> On Apr 15, 2004, at 2:43 PM, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
>> Of course, if the verified paper copy contains all the candidates and
>> issues,
>> even those for whom the voter didn't vote (as in optical mark-sense
>> systems),
>> the evidence of omission is there for the voter to notice when
>> inspecting the
>> ballot
> Maybe true.
> But I think it is more likely for a voter to accurately verify a
> ballot if it contains ONLY the candidates/choices the voter is
> interested in.

Human factors research will show this, using a fairly easy to conduct
experiment. Someone should do this.

                Doug Jones
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