RE: remarks from mom

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 17:30:56 CDT

I've mentioned to people the idea of buying used equipment for every
election, using it for the election, and then passing it on to the
schools or libraries. A lot of schools around here are using
equipment older than we'd get for voting. Someone would have to
apportion the purchase cost among the election use and the later use,
but that shouldn't be too hard.


At 5:23 PM -0400 4/16/04, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
>The other angle on this that people seem to like is the idea that
>they could run an election on general purpose computers that can be
>used (e.g. by schools, local government) the rest of the year. It's
>pretty inefficient to use a machine only one day a year, though of
>course there are all sorts of potential issues with using a generic
>PC as a voting station (not physically secured, anything could be on
>the hard drive, etc.). But several of the articles covering OVC's
>demo picked up on that as a strong argument for it, so we should
>keep it in mind...
>- LP

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