Re: Bar Code Scheme for Ballot

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Tue Aug 26 2003 - 18:19:40 CDT

On Tuesday 26 August 2003 03:39 pm, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > OK. The voter goes into the verification booth, places the
> > ballot on a scanner that looks like a copy machine, and
> > pushes a button. The votes appear on a screen, (or are read
> > out on headphones), and disappear when the voter picks up
> > the ballot. Done.
> How long does that take?
> Alan D.

As little as ten seconds from the time the previous voter leaves
the booth, assuming that there were suitably illustrated
instructions just outside the booth..

Enter. 2-3 seconds.
Place ballot on scanner. 2 seconds
Press button. 1 second
Wait for scan 2 seconds (slow scanner)
Wait for data 2 seconds (slow computer)

Unknown amount of time to examine the ballot and check the votes,
or listen to the votes being read out.

Then it takes 3-4 seconds to pick up the ballot and exit.

Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
Computers for all of us,
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