Re: New voting system - Comfidex Corp.'s VoteFiler

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Wed Apr 20 2005 - 00:08:37 CDT

Hello:

I use their FormFiler product at Caltrans on my Windows Workstation.
Interesting little niche product but LOTS of bells and whistles and a rather
intimidating interface. It is walks you through filling out a scanned or
designed form and has a database interface. Then you either email it to the
signatory or just print it out for someone's signature. The way the press
release reads for me for VoteFiler is that it is a software only product and
has no specific hardware that runs on 'network capable' computers. I
suspect that it runs on Windows. I guess that means that y'all have to
provide the ADA interface on top of the product.

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From: "Joseph Lorenzo Hall" <joehall@gmail.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 19, 2005 5:44 PM
Subject: [OVC-discuss] New voting system - Comfidex Corp.'s VoteFiler
> http://www.comfidex.com/news.htm
>
> **Comfidex Introduces New Voting System That Combines the Benefits of
>  Electronic Voting with the Security of a Paper Trail**
>
> **VoteFiler Uniquely Addresses Voting and Vote Tabulation Concerns
> Raised Following the 2000 and 2004 U.S. Elections**
>
> **Washington, DC, April 5, 2005**
>
> [FOSE Booth #1439] -- The last two U.S. Presidential election cycles
> uncovered significant, systemic problems plaguing the nation's
> antiquated voting systems. This has led to loud demands from public
> officials, citizens and the media for improved voting technology and
> better vote tabulation methods. Despite this significant outcry,
> surprisingly few realistic solutions have surfaced.
>
> Today Comfidex Corp., an established vendor in the electronic forms
> processing and validation space, is addressing the issue with the
> introduction of a new voting solution called "VoteFiler." VoteFiler is
> a voting system built on patented technology that combines the
> benefits of electronic voting with the security and ability to audit
> that only comes from a clear paper trail. Through creative design and
> the use of advanced bar-code technology, VoteFiler allows individuals
> to securely create anonymous, though verifiable, paper ballots that
> are then scanned and tabulated on Election Day.
>
> Comfidex is unveiling VoteFiler today at a 3:00 PM press conference at
> FOSE 2005 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
>
> "VoteFiler uniquely addresses the procedural and technical voting
> issues that have caused such frustration and concern in recent
> elections, and it does so in an evolutionary, cost-effective manner,"
> said Bill Stratigos, president and COO of Comfidex. "By using
> innovative design, off-the-shelf hardware and our patented technology,
> VoteFiler is designed to complement existing voting systems and
> provide an inexpensive and secure voting process."
>
> VoteFiler's key attributes include:
>
>  * Voter authentication and security -- VoteFiler has the ultimate
>    back up. It creates a verifiable paper trail.
>
>  * Evolutionary, transitional voting solution -- VoteFiler is
>    designed to initially work side-by-side with existing voting
>    systems.
>
>  * Speed -- While voters who have used VoteFiler to create their
>    ballots will still have to go to the polls on Election Day, they
>    will not have to stand in long lines for traditional voting
>    machines. VoteFiler enables _express lanes for voting_.
>
>  * Cost -- VoteFiler does not require any expensive, proprietary
>    voting machines. Any off-the-shelf hardware can be used. Only a
>    standard Internet browser is required.
>
>  * Ease of use -- No hanging chads or confusing ballots. An easy to
>    navigate Web-based interface is available prior to Election Day
>    for use in your own home.
>
>  * Voting accuracy -- VoteFiler provides voting accuracy and recount
>    capability, a much-simplified absentee voting option and preserves
>    voter anonymity.
>
> "VoteFiler is unique in its use of patented, inexpensive,
> off-the-shelf equipment to support secure, anonymous and auditable
> paper-based voting," said Steve Weissman, President, Kinetic
> Information LLC. "What makes VoteFiler truly interesting is that it
> takes nothing more to run than network-connectable personal computers,
> is not at all disruptive and can be phased in at whatever pace is
> desired, making it a 'must see' for anyone involved in the procurement
> of electronic voting systems."
>
> **About Comfidex **
>
> Comfidex Corp. is a New York City-based firm that develops innovative
> solutions for the e-business community. The Comfidex business model is
> built around patented products and technologies such as VoteFiler and
> FormFiler. This model permits Comfidex to maintain stable pricing
> while providing its customers with safe technologies in which to
> invest. For more information about the company and its solutions,
> visit our website at www.comfidex.com.
>
> VoteFiler is a trademark and FormFiler and Comfidex are registered
> trademarks of Comfidex Corp.  VoteFiler and FormFiler are powered by
> Comfidex Technology - U.S. Patent Nos. 6,189,009, 6,725,220, and
> foreign patents issued and pending.
>
> -- 
> Joseph Lorenzo Hall
> UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
> <http://pobox.com/~joehall/>
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