Re: My proposal for Minimal E-Voting Standards

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 11:56:32 CDT

Hello Teresa:

Agreed. ADA talks about, 'Reasonable' accomodations
as well. At the risk of starting yet another flame,
is it 'reasonable' to insist that if a quadraplegic
can independently get into a voting place using their
sip and puff interface and an electric wheel chair,
that they also should be able to physically put the
ballot into the reader as with the Automark? My
personal feeling is no, but I'm open to discussion on
the issue.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

--- Teresa Hommel <tahommel@earthlink.net> wrote:
> 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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