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

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sun Apr 24 2005 - 21:16:06 CDT

Hello:

Kathy has a great idea.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kathy Dopp" <kathy@uscountvotes.org>
To: "charlie strauss" <cems@earthlink.net>; "Open Voting Consortium 
discussion list" <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2005 9:44 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] New voting system - Comfidex Corp.'s VoteFiler
> charlie strauss wrote:
>> Strange.  their web site has no pictures of it, just drawings.  Yet 
>> according to the PR
>> http://www.comfidex.com/news.htm
>> it wone some FOSE award for design.  Vapor design?
>
> Are you going to invite them to become OVC Consortium members?
>
> Are you going to sell them on the benefits of belonging to the OVC?
>
> Just a quick thought.
>
> Kathy
>
>>
>> they have a white paper on it.  Many attributes are simlar to OVC.
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall@gmail.com>
>> Sent: Apr 19, 2005 6:44 PM
>> To: OVC Discuss List <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
>> 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.
>>
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