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

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 15:05:53 CDT

Hello Arthur:

As far as I can tell,

1. the Automark isn't open source
2. doesn't necessarily support the future EVM.
3. Also, it's special hardware and
4. doesn't store electronic voting images.

I haven't yet to be convinced that the Markamatic
isn't a viable product line. It's just a subset of
the EVM after all.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

--- Arthur Keller <voting@kellers.org> wrote:
> 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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