Re: Fw: OVC

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 11:52:55 CDT

>
> On Apr 15, 2004, at 1:27 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:
>
> > For example, for the voting booth we are thinking of using a table on
> > which the flat panel display would lay horizontal--in a shallow box to
> > hold it. The PC would be in a cage fixed underneath the table. I am
> > told such tables are commercially available, although I haven't
> > researched this.
>
> Many counties would consider this too great an investment! They'd want
> a
> way to run the thing with whatever folding tables they could rent from
> the local rental store, or to run the thing using the tables already
> at the polling place, if it's a gym or school.
>
One possible model for delivery of the OVC voting station would be to have
the vendor rent everything needed--including the table--to the county.

I don't really know, but my gut feeling is that it will never make sense for
counties to buy commodity components and dedicate them as voting equipment.
Renting will be the way to go. Still, we have to look at the numbers.
That's why our study proposals include an economic analysis.

> The Avante DRE/paper-trail machine is an off-the-shelf HP laptop and
> printer packaged inside an enclosure.
>
For how much? $5,500? Pretty expensive way to get the cheapest table
possible.

Alan D.
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