Re: What is Data Model FOR?

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 09:01:06 CDT

On Apr 29, 2004, at 2:48 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:

> That's true you have easier ways to reconcile. However, since you
> already have to tabulate the actual results in order to do IRV (for
> example), you might as well reconcile the actual results.

No. The reason is, you want a reconciliation process that is easy for
people to do by scanning a table of precinct results and comparing the
numbers with something they wrote down at the polling place. The
government can reconcile things inside computers using actual results,
but you need simple paper and pencil reconciliation schemes outside
the computer that observers and interested members of the public can
apply to the canvass in order to assure themselves that all the votes
from all the precincts went into the final result.

                Doug jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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