Re: New York Times Quote of the Day

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Fri Aug 06 2004 - 13:38:28 CDT

On Aug 6, 2004, at 1:29 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:

> Eventually, we need to eliminate provisional ballots. Election Day
> registration and pollsite links to voter databases will make this
> possible.

Unless you can guarantee that those databases will survive denial of
service attacks and network outages, don't rely on it! All voting
systems must survive such outages.

Furthermore, no matter how much we want to have same-day registration,
we're going to have to live with the rules set by the legislature(s).

                Doug Jones
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