Re: The welcome to the mailing list letter, suggested revisions

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Tue Apr 20 2004 - 13:25:37 CDT

Hello David:

Suggested revision noted.

Ed Kennedy

--- David Mertz <voting-project@gnosis.cx> wrote:
> On Apr 20, 2004, at 12:50 AM, Teresa Hommel wrote:
> > If I understand correctly, the term
> "voter-verified" is preferred
> > rather than the term "voter-verifiable."
>
> Nope.
>
> The paper ballot produced by OVC voting stations MAY
> be verified by
> voters, either by visual examination or by using a
> BVA. However, we
> cannot require nor prove that a voter actually
> performs the
> verification step. A ballot is "verifiABLE" by a
> voter, but s/he can
> still put it in the ballot box (and it is valid and
> indistinguishable
> whose ballot it is) without it actually being
> verifIED.
>
> Of course, we *encourage* verification by voters,
> and make it as easy
> as possible. But you also cannot force someone who
> signs a contract to
> fully understand it, you can just give them the
> opportunity to.
>
> ---
> Keeping medicines from the bloodstreams of the sick;
> food
> from the bellies of the hungry; books from the hands
> of the
> uneducated; technology from the underdeveloped; and
> putting
> advocates of freedom in prisons. Intellectual
> property is to the
> 21st century what the slave trade was to the 16th.
>

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