Re: My proposal for Minimal E-Voting Standards

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 20:33:48 CDT

Hello Jamboi:

ADA compliance, especially for the reading or vision impaired is now a HAVA
Federal requirement. You can not get a system certified without dealing
with this issue. Getting the EVM certified is absolutely necessary. The
equipment cannot be used for any governmental elections unless it is at
least Federally and State certified (in each State where it is being used).
No certification, no use. You cannot blow off certification.

Teresa's and my discussion has more to do with where is the outer limit of
ADA compliance -- at this time.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "JamBoi" <jamboi@yahoo.com>
To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] My proposal for Minimal E-Voting Standards
> Exactly!  That's why it is not addressed in my MINIMAL E-VOTING
> STANDARDS proposal.  Nothing that is not vital to e-voting is included.
>
> JamBoi
>
> --- 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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> JamBoi
>
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