Re: Data Model for the Vote Entry Station

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Wed Apr 21 2004 - 17:05:54 CDT

On Apr 19, 2004, at 10:12 PM, Ed Kennedy wrote:

> It is possible that you might have two candidates with the same
> last or
> first name. I'd recommend that you change the name field to have a
> Title,
> first, initial, surname and suffix field to guarantee unambiguous
> sortings.
> If I'm missing something here, my apologies.

There was a case that happened in Chicago recently where, in one
congressional district, a man legally changed his name to be
identical to the name of the incumbant, then filed papers to run
for office opposing him, so you had Jackson versus Jackson running
for office, distinguished only by the party name.

There was significant public outrage, and the guy ended up
withdrawing from the race, red faced.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
==================================================================
= The content of this message, with the exception of any external
= quotations under fair use, are released to the Public Domain
==================================================================
Received on Fri Apr 30 23:17:15 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Fri Apr 30 2004 - 23:17:29 CDT