Re: Miami-Dade Considering Dropping $25M ES&S iVotronic

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 14:05:23 CDT

Hello Arthur and All:

Can I still get people to consider a touch screen
driven scan tron ballot printer say the EVM 1/2?
It's, quick, cheap(er) and allows county's thinking
of using optical scan equipment to meet ADA and
multi-lingual requirements. No, it's not meant to be
substitute for the EVM-1 but it could get our foot in
the door in a number of places as well as allow us to
work through the inevitable wrinkles. It could still
have over/under vote prevention, run from a live CD
and produce ballot images. Yes, the concept is not so
different from the EVM but it does away with the
annoying bar code issue and the counting/tabulating
issue -- for now.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

PS: I still have problems with the likelihood of a
voter walking away with the SPB.

Also, while I'm dealing with unfinished business:

1. What have we decided re voting cycle activation
especially re primaries. Last I checked we had a
handful of methods. Should the software be written to
accomodate them all?
2. Explain to me again why ballots under glass is a
problem for voter privacy? It seems remote. Yes,
it's an annoying kludge but that's not a real good
reason to say it shouldn't be used.

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