Re: Bar Codes

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sun Apr 01 2007 - 22:11:19 CDT

Re: [OVC-discuss] Bar CodesArthur,

> Alan, that's not why barcodes are used on a VVPAT. If they
> are used at all, it is to do a computerized recount, and avoid
> the manual recount for which the VVPAT was intended.
>
Doug was responding to Ed Kennedy, who was talking specifically about "our
proposal," which is a ballot printer.

> Please separate out the notion of a VVPAT for a DRE and the
> ballot printing architecture. Since they are neatly printed,
> ballot printers could use OCR.
>
Yes, I think Doug was using the term, "voter verifiable paper audit trail,"
in a broader sense -- at least that how I interpreted it.

Anyway, I always enjoy it when the subject of barcodes comes up!

I like 'em.

Alan D.

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