Re: Reel to reel vote storage

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Aug 17 2004 - 00:31:06 CDT

At 9:25 PM -0400 8/16/04, David Mertz wrote:
>Along those lines (as Doug also points out), it's not absurd to
>imagine a procedure under which election workers put a ballot roll
>into a cutting machine after poll close. And even that they
>properly invert the roll to avoid seeing the votes before the cuts
>are made. And so on. Sure you have to trust someone; but you need
>to trust elections workers (to a lesser extent) under OVC's design.

And of course, the ballots are always exactly the same length. And
the cutting machine always measures correctly. And a paper trail
where the ballots are sliced in the middle is still easily used.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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