Re: WHAT THE DEMO WILL DEMONSTRATE --voting methods, tabulation, and on-screen ballot

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Tue Aug 26 2003 - 16:05:43 CDT

> >
> I think we show,
>
> 1) Precinct level tabulation
> 2) County wide tabulation
>
Another thought about what we should include...

In our system, tabulation should be performed at the precinct level right
after the polls close. The result should be posted publicly for the
precinct and an electronic file with the tabulated results should be
immediately submitted to the county.

When county-wide tabulation is performed at the county elections HQ, there
will be a routine to check the county tabulation against the aggregate of
the precinct tabulations. This means that any alteration of the data file
at the county level will show up as a mis-match against precinct level
tabulation.

That is, we show the result two ways: one way by combining all the precinct
tallies and another way by tabulating the aggregated file with all the
ballots in the county. The two results must match.

We can give an example by manually altering a ballot and then running the
county-wide tabulation routine -- alarms go off, lights flash FRAUD
DETECTED.

Alan Dechert

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