Re: Data Model for the Vote Entry Station

From: <dr-jekyll_at_att_dot_net>
Date: Thu Apr 22 2004 - 01:14:07 CDT

Hi Doug,

Are you sure he wasn't the same guy filing early, filing often? :)

While at NIST last December, a group of us had an informal conversation about this topic. Bud (I don't recall his name, but he was from NH Atty General's Office) said New Hampshire has a Straw Man law. Basically, if there is something obviously phony about a candidate, he can be removed from the ballot.

Just goes to show us that not all problems are computer problems and not all problems can be identified or solved via computer programs.

Regarding the Data Model, will there be a formal review? I never got one right the first time.

Kurt

>
> 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
>
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