Re: Proposed Electronic Ballot Image Format for

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sun Aug 24 2003 - 20:52:58 CDT

At 5:18 PM -0500 8/24/03, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
>On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 05:01 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:
>>Here's another thought relative to your diss'ing my format.
>One big problem is, I don't like non-human-readable barcodes on
>paper ballots. We've gone over this before, and we may just have
>to agree to disagree.
> Doug

You know, I've come around on this. After all, the text will be
human readable, so why would anyone bother decoding the barcode to
read the ballot if they have to be able to decode the text.

Here's a different issue:

What, if any, digital signatures of ballot bar codes are needed to
help prevent forgeries?


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