Re: Fwd: DRE Information sheets and tips...

From: Barbara Simons <simons_at_acm_dot_org>
Date: Thu Aug 26 2004 - 19:54:54 CDT

I strongly second Charlie's suggestion that optical scan systems be
included, especially precinct based optical scan systems. These are very
good voting systems, and they are a lot cheaper than DREs.

Another system that is in the process of being certified is made by Populex.
It has a screen that is manipulated by the use of a stylus. Like Automark,
the Populex system does not tabulate the ballots, but instead produces an
optical scan paper ballot. The Populex ballot contains the numbers for the
choices made by the voter and a bar code that represents the selections.
The printer was part of the original system; it's not an add-on.


On 8/26/04 17:36, "Charlie Strauss" <> wrote:

> please dont forget the Vogue Election systems automark. that one is
> due out soon too. it is not a DRE but is a touch screen. and you also
> missed tru-vote's system that's a touch screen dre with a paper audit
> system.
> finally, you really ought to include the optical scan systems. these
> are programmable systems too and they have a paper trail. They will
> not be obsolete for a long time since they are highly suited for
> absentee ballots, and many people feel they are among the best voting
> systems invented for general use.
> if you want an almost complete list of available vendors and the
> machine specs go to the NASED home page and down load the two documents
> that contain list of certified machines (there's the main list and an
> addendum) this list the certified configurations.
> On Aug 26, 2004, at 5:58 PM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
>> Hi everyone, slightly off-topic but likely of interest to everyone:
>> Note that AFU, EFF and VVF are releasing information sheets that
>> describe what's inside DREs and other pertinent information (like
>> software versions, etc.). Please let me know if you spot any errors
>> or have different information (these have been fact-checked with
>> vendors).
>> We'll be trying to get information sheets on all DREs that will be
>> used in November. In that vein, if know *anything* about some of the
>> more obscure DRE voting systems out there, please let us know. Next
>> on our list are:
>> Ones soon to be released:
>> * Avante Vote-Trakker (EVC-308 & EVC-308SPR)
>> * AccuPoll AVS 1000
>> Not much information:
>> * Diebold AccuVote-TSx (not sure if actually used in November)
>> * Sequoia AVC Advantage
>> * Unilect Patriot
>> * ES&S Votronic
>> * Danaher/Guardian Voting Sys. ELECTronic 1242 (a/k/a Shouptronic 1242)
>> * Shouptronic
>> * Microvote MV-464
>> * Microvote Infinity
>> --
>> Joseph Lorenzo Hall
>> UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
>> blog:
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