Re: New York Times Quote of the Day

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Aug 06 2004 - 14:44:11 CDT

That is a political decision. I presume it is not the official
position of the OVC, but your personal opinion.

In the meanwhile, we need to support whatever the jurisdiction needs/wants.

Best regards,

At 11:29 AM -0700 8/6/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>Eventually, we need to eliminate provisional ballots. Election Day
>registration and pollsite links to voter databases will make this possible.
>Alan D.
>> On Aug 6, 2004, at 12:48 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:
>> > Yes, we will handle provisionals. It's not in the BRP, but I've
>> > written materials I'm edit for posting later that show how to do this.
>> The basic problems with provisional ballots don't lie in the
>> voting machinery, but in the puzzling and varied rules that
>> govern the decision of whether or not they should be counted.
>> Some state laws (I can point to Iowa) allow a voter to cast
>> a provisional ballot in any precinct in the county and it will
>> be counted if they are registered in some precinct in that
>> county. Other states (Illinois, according to today's Times)
>> reject the provisional ballot unless it's cast in the right
>> precinct.
>> Whatever the rules, provisional ballots must all be judged
>> by the canvassing board, so unless their numbers are very small,
>> nobody should expect them to get much scrutiny.
>> Doug Jones

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