Re: San Diego and the Diebold TSx

From: <SomeThoughts_at_aol_dot_com>
Date: Fri Aug 25 2006 - 22:59:52 CDT


Can I send this info to advocates in San Diego, taking out
your name?



Jim Soper

510 258 4857


Hello All:


            It looks like San Diego County is planning to finally mainstream
the Diebold TSx.  As some of you may know, I regularly am a precinct inspector
(poll worker) here and I’ve just been asked to participate in the November
elections.  In going over the request I noticed that they have a post called
something like, “Touch Screen System Inspector.”  What seemed particularly
interesting was a note that the person in the post needed to be able to transport
up to 8 touch screen machines from the training session and store them a week
or so later, to the polling place.  Previously we have only handled 2 machines
at a time, one to encode voter cards the other for the actual purpose of
voting.  (They are interchangeable) So far, the Diebold TSx’s formal purpose has
been to meet the ADA compliance requirements but it looks like we’re going to
start using them as regular voting equipment.  Hopefully we’ll have enough paper
ballots.  Oddly enough, in the two elections I’ve worked where they have been
used, no one has actually used them.  I’ve volunteered to be in the Touch
Screen Inspector post so that means I may have up to 8 Diebold TSx machines
sitting in my garage for around a week in November if anyone is interested in
examining them.  Please remember that I will not have the key or the voting cards
for the equipment as that goes to supervising precinct inspector and is handed
to me only on the morning of the election.  Also, we will be going through 4
hours of instruction prior to the election. 

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