Re: Ohio Post Election Audits

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Apr 22 2008 - 10:25:18 CDT

Ron,

Your questions all have good answers, except for "who else is using them." Our system has only been used for demos and such. If OH can't stand to be on the leading edge, you'll have to wait for others.

I am working on a new FAQ that will answer the other questions and much more.

Alan D.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Ron Olson
  To: 'Brent Turner' ; CASE_OH@yahoogroups.com ; 'Open Voting Consortium discussion list'
  Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 2:35 AM
  Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] [SPAM][CASE_OH] Ohio Post Election Audits

  Brent,

   

  I think most (or probably all of us) would like to see proprietary vendor hardware/software replaced with open source systems.

   

  My understanding is that Sec Brunner will not force voting system changes unless there are funds to replace them. Although open source would be less expensive that vendor systems, they still take time and money.

   

  In addition to a demo, a BOE would probably want

   some information on how they would implement the ballot printer

   what kind of PC & printers will work

   who could support them

   who else is using them (references)

   etc

   

  Is information like that available?

   

  Thanks,

   

  Ron

   

   

  From: Brent Turner [mailto:brent@trealestate.net]
  Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 3:37 PM
  To: CASE_OH@yahoogroups.com; CASE_SC@yahoogroups.com; 'CASE News'; 'OFEN'; OhioVigilance@yahoogroups.com; 'Ron Olson'
  Subject: RE: [SPAM][CASE_OH] Ohio Post Election Audits

   

  Ron- Great work- As usual, I hope you are mentioning your support for open source systems- Specifically the ballot printer downloadable here- http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/ad/ovcdemo5.iso

   

  It is crucial we get the first count correct- Audits are great, but obviously without a secure first count we are up against the wall from the get go-

   

  Also, certification of the systems is not appropriate with proprietary code- SOS JB knows this- Please vocalize your support for OS-

   

  Best- BT

   

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  From: CASE_OH@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CASE_OH@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Ron Olson
  Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2008 10:33 AM
  To: CASE_OH@yahoogroups.com; CASE_SC@yahoogroups.com; CASE News; OFEN; OhioVigilance@yahoogroups.com
  Subject: [SPAM][CASE_OH] Ohio Post Election Audits

   

  Members of the SoS's VRI workgroup on Voting Technology (along with some audit experts) gave a presentation on the Ohio Audit White to Sec Brunner and staff members on April 17.
   
  The presentation can be found here: http://www.caseohio.org/Documents/Reports/OH_Election_Systems_20080417.ppt
  The white paper is here: http://www.caseohio.org/Documents/Reports/Ohio_Audit_White_Paper_Feb_2008.pdf
  Cost estimates based on 2004/2006 are here: http://www.caseohio.org/PageDetails/Audits/OH_Audit_Cost_Estimate_2004_2006.xls
   
  The presentation was well received and questions/discussion continued for about hour beyond the presentation.
  Sec Brunner expressed an interest in details of how our recommended statistical audit would be handled in practice (compared to a Tiered audit).
   
  We expect to continue working on recommendations for November audits, possibly including recommendations for

   procedures for a statistical method for selecting precincts

   the Observer Directive to make sure observers are not just watching from a distance

   BOE security plans

   Chain of custody audits

  Ron
   

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