Re: Fwd: BDPA Highlights Voting Solution Being Discussed in Congress

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Aug 13 2007 - 19:54:41 CDT

I saw this system at VoComp 2007 in Portland Oregon. The audit trail
is a video taken of the output of the DRE's monitor. There is a
technique for switching the track on which a video occurs for slight
randomization (so as to avoid a serial order of the votes of one DRE
on one track).

The usability test was limited to two contests with limited choices,
so it is not clear how it would scale to the level needed for a
California ballot.

Best regards,
Arthur Keller
Program Committee Member, VoComp 2007

At 5:39 PM -0700 8/13/07, Edward Cherlin wrote:
>Shamos is promoting this system. The project lead says that it is
>all about user-friendliness for the disabled. No mention of security.
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>From: National BDPA <<>>
>Date: Aug 13, 2007 7:32 AM
>Subject: BDPA Highlights Voting Solution Being Discussed in Congress
>To: <>
>BDPA Announcement
>Conference Workshop Preview
>Prime III
>One Machine, One Vote for Everyone
>Greenbelt, MD - Aug 13, 2007 An innovative
>voting system called Prime III developed at
>University will be on display Thursday, August 16th at 10:15am and
>3:15pm during the
>National BDPA Conference. The conference is being held at the
>Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. The workshop and lab
>will provide attendees the opportunity to see the future of voting.
>The Prime III voting system is currently being discussed in Congress
>as a solution to voting irregularities. This innovative voting
>solution developed at Auburn University was
>as a potential solution to the nation's voting woes. Prime III was
>developed in the Human Centered Computing Lab at Auburn University
>under the direction of Dr. Juan E. Gilbert. "Prime III allows every
>citizen regardless of ability to privately and accurately cast their
>vote on the same machine equally", says Gilbert.
>Voters Cast Ballots by Voice or Touch
>Prime III system has a usable security model that incorporates
>advanced security techniques and implements an easy to use
>interface. Voters cast their ballots by touch or voice. Dr. Gilbert
>calls this a multimodal approach to electronic voting. "First
>generation voting systems were all manual; paper, punch cards and
>lever machines are a few examples. Second generation machines are
>computer based like optical scan machines and touch screens.
>However, third generation machines are multimodal. They allow more
>people to vote on the same machine without assistance.
>Prime III is a third generation voting machine. Voters that can not
>read, hear, see or have a physical disability, can still vote using
>Prime III without assistance" describes Gilbert. Prime III has been
>tested with senior citizens, the blind and the general population in
>studies at Auburn University.
>About BDPA
>Founded in 1975 by Earl Pace and the late David Wimberly, BDPA is a
>global member-focused organization that serves the professional well
>being of its stakeholders. BDPA remains committed to excellence and
>providing a wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate
>sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the African
>American community. The organization is a catalyst for professional
>growth and technical development for those in the IT industry. With
>over 50 chapters across the United States, the BDPA is the premier
>organization for African Americans in technology.
>About Dr. Juan Gilbert
>Dr. Juan E. Gilbert is the Distinguished Associate Professor in the
>Computer Science and Software Engineering Department at
>University where he directs the
>Centered Computing Lab.
>There is still time to
>for the 2007 BDPA Technology Conference!
>National BDPA
>Anita Vega
>Vice President (Strategy & Planning)
>email: <>
>phone: (800) 727-2372
>Dr. Juan Gilbert
>Auburn University
>Associate Professor
>phone: (334) 844-6316
>Quick Links...
>Today Newsletter (Jul 2007)
>Education & Technology Foundation
>in the IT Workplace

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