Re: My proposal for Minimal E-Voting Standards

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 00:18:08 CDT

ADA compliance and multiple language capability can be achieved by
computerized ballot-marking or ballot-printing devices to assist voters
to mark a paper ballot. It may not be feasible to handle all
disabilities with the same device.

Teresa Hommel

Ed Kennedy wrote:

> Hello:
> A couple of things:
> 1. Q: Why use touch screen voting? A. ADA compliance and multiple
> language capability. Also, it makes write in voting a little less
> uncertain.
> 2. You seem to neglect voting registration and poll books. Not only
> do votes needs to be accurately recorded and capable of independent
> audit but only legitimate voters should vote. After looking over the
> Washington State elections it looks like the Republican party has some
> legitimate gripes about the difficulty of voter verification. My
> personal solution is free, biometric ID's complying with national
> standards. If this is a National- ID system, so be it. We've already
> all got social security numbers and privacy is a quaint 19th century
> concept.
> 3. The person in charge of elections should be a civil servant
> appointed by the judicial branch and confirmed by the legislature.
> 4. In light of what happened in Ohio, there needs to be an adequate
> supply of voting machines and back up paper ballots.

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