Re: Outline of NSF Proposal to Digital Government initiative

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 18 2005 - 15:14:34 CDT

Hello Arthur:

I would be happy to try and get data from the San
Diego County Registrar of Voters. No, I do not need
to be paid although I would like out of pocket costs
such as copying reimbursed. Please let me know when
you have worked out a schedule and a list of
questions. I have been working on a list of questions
with Kathy Dopp for uscountvotes.org and I will try
and forward this information to you if she is not able
to participate.

However, her list (with my additions) appear to
include a by precinct listing of:

1. Votes by candidate or initiative.
2. Number of people attemting to vote (provisional
ballots)
3. Over/under votes
4. I would assume spoiled ballots
5. Voting technology used (including age of
equipment)
6. Problems reported.

I can see by your basic proposal that this information
may be generally tangential to your line of inquiry
except for items 5 and 6. Items 1-4 may be suitable
for studying outcomes.

Thanks, Edmund R. Kennedy, PE

--- Arthur Keller <voting@kellers.org> wrote:
> Dear Friends,
>
> There is an opportunity to apply for funding to NSF
> for the Digital
> Government initiative under NSF 05-551.
>
> I am planning to write such a proposal. Your
> feedback is welcome.
> It's due Thursday, May 5th.
>
> Vote: Voting Operations Technology Evaluation
>
> 1. Analysis of Voting System equipment processes
> (e.g., Joe Hall's
> work on Activity Model for Sequoia AVC Edge w/
> VVPAT)
> * Outcome: Activity Model for various voting systems
> 2. Analysis of Voting System procedures manuals
> 3. Analysis of "county" processes (e.g., working
> with election
> officials) for precinct-based and central operations
> * Outcome of 2 and 3: Activity Models, Threat
> Analyses, Best
> Practices document, Election Rules database)
>
> Scope includes polling place voting systems,
> absentee ballots,
> provisional ballots, central ("county") canvassing
>
> Please let me know if you would like to collaborate
> on this proposal
> and, if funded, on the effort (as an paid or unpaid
> contributor)
>
> Best regards,
> Arthur
>
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