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

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 14:16:01 CDT

Or the Automark, a commercial product offered by two vendors.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 12:05 PM -0700 4/15/05, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>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.
>
>--- Arthur Keller <arthur@kellers.org> wrote:
>>
>http://www.computerworld.com/governmenttopics/government/policy/story/0,10801,101105,00.html
>>
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