Re: Bar Codes

From: Michelle Gabriel <mwg_at_jmbaai_dot_com>
Date: Mon Apr 02 2007 - 06:42:44 CDT

FYI - there was a lot of confusion about bar codes in CA in the Nov
election. It appears that the SoS told different things to different
RoVs. In San Joaquin he said no bar codes on VVPATS. In Alameda Cty and
San Mateo - either they didn't ask or he said it was ok - because they
had them.
Bottom line is - ballots are not allowed to have unique markings in CA.
A barcode is considered a unique marking. Now we get to the point again
- is the VVPAT the ballot or not?
I think barcodes are a bad idea for elections. Great for efficiency,
terrible for transparency.
mg

Doug Kellner wrote:

> I do not understand how bar codes on the voter verifiable paper audit
> trail can expedite the manual audit. The auditor would still need to
> verify that the bar code accurately reflects the voter's choice of
> candidates. Can anyone explain what I am overlooking?
>
> Douglas A. Kellner
> Co-Chair
> New York State Board of Elections
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> I thought this might be of general interest as our
> proposal includes a bar code similar to what's shown in the article.
> I was able down load the Qode program to my cell phone and got it to
> work. Warning, this may require a no-cost registration with the NY
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