Re: FW: Not your ordinary barcode

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Apr 19 2004 - 16:39:27 CDT

Registration of preprinted ballot forms may be a problem for
printers. And if the lines are off, they will be hard to count.
Better to print the form and the ballot together on the printer.
That doesn't preclude the use of preprinted ballot forms compatible
with the forms printed by computer and counted the same way. After
all, the preprinted ballot forms have registration marks on them also.

This approach does not preclude the use of "blank" ballot forms on
special paper used in the computer printers. And it would make the
process of counting absentee ballots more compatible with counting
computer-printed ballots.

Best regards,

At 1:05 PM -0400 4/19/04, Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) wrote:
>A question from a friend:
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Eric Lazarus []
>Sent: Monday, April 19, 2004 12:53 PM
>To: 'Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp)'
>Subject: RE: [voting-project] Not your ordinary barcode
>Why can't the BPD computer basically fill in a pre-printed,
>numbered, polling-place counted, human readable ballot? That's the
>quesiton that my secuirty expert friend RB asks. It should just draw
>the same lines that a human could draw between candidate on one side
>and office on the other. We could use existing systems to read such

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