Re: Proposed Electronic Ballot Image Format for

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Aug 25 2003 - 10:21:36 CDT

From: "Douglas W. Jones" <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>

>
> On Monday, August 25, 2003, at 09:02 AM, Matt Shomphe wrote:
>
> > At 08:18 AM 8/25/2003 -0500, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
> >
> >
> > These scanners should have display screens and
> >> also text to speech capacity.
> >
> > TTS (text-to-speech) for names (e.g., saying a write-in-candidate) is
> > appallingly poor.
>
> Indeed. So, for write-ins in most states, it should read
> the name by letters.
>
> In Florida, however, write-ins are only legal if they are
> write-in votes for a registered write-in candidate, so text
> to speech there can be the same as for the regular candidates,
> checking against a list of known candidates and then regurgitating
> the known phrase.
>
Okay.

> All this is moot for the first demo, though.
>
Thanks for pointing that out. It's also one of the reasons I don't want to
bar code write-ins -- especially for the demo.

Alan D.
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