Re: Proposed Electronic Ballot Image Format for

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Sat Aug 23 2003 - 21:51:40 CDT

Arthur Keller <> wrote:
|An advantage of a self-delimiting variable-length codes is that it
|makes it harder to compare votes, particularly if there are many
|votes... So choose a pseudo-random number between 1 and 201. The
|"extra" 200 bits are placed at the beginning and/or the end of the
|ballot, and they are pseudo-randomly chosen bits.

I like this idea from Arthur very much. Both the variable-length self
delimited aspect, but especially the random offset part, fully satisfy
my concern about the potential recognizability of bar code patterns on

Yours, David...

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