Re: My proposal for Minimal E-Voting Standards

From: JamBoi <jamboi_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 16:29:33 CDT

Dear Ed,

Yes, its true that I didn't address all aspects of the broken parts of
our voting system and I'm not attempting a comprehensive addressing of
all the problems. Minimal is a key word in the title. I was trying to
focus merely on the E-Voting portion of it. All additional suggestions
for the whole voting system are needed and welcome, but if we can
segment off and focus on just the Mimimal E-Voting Standards portion of
it I think that will help us with the current political/legislative
challenges that are going on right now. OVC is really focused on
E-Voting.

Also I have to virulently oppose the statement "privacy is a quaint
19th century concept". Give me privacy or give me death! Liberty is
closely tied in with privacy. I won't leave home without it!

Thank you for getting some great discussion going by replying to my
proposal!

JamBoi

--- Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx@yahoo.com> 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.
>
>
>
> --
>
> Thanks, Edmund R. Kennedy
>
> Always work for the common good.
>
> 10777 Bendigo Cove
> San Diego, CA 92126-2510
> USA
>
> I blog now and then at: <http://ekennedyx.blogspot.com/>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "JamBoi" <jamboi@yahoo.com>
> To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list"
> <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 20, 2005 4:10 PM
> Subject: [OVC-discuss] My proposal for Minimal E-Voting Standards
>
>
> > http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/4/20/181112/801
> >
> > Please Recommend and Comment.
> >
> > JamBoi
> >
> > JamBoi
> >
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