Re: Re[2]: Touch screens and wxPython

From: Paul Kostick Jr. <pk_at_c-techsys_dot_net>
Date: Tue Dec 02 2003 - 16:04:56 CST

The current voting both is far from anonymous. The first thing they do is
look your name up on a list. Then give you a ballot then you vote.

K. I. S. S.

A phone terminal can do all that you require. It is very anonymous and ten
people could vote from one phone line.

The first entry would be your voter ID # which when authenticated would put
you into an anonymous tally cue where the votes would be tabulated.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Keller" <arthur@kellers.org>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Cc: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 11:48 AM
Subject: Re: Re[2]: [voting-project] Touch screens and wxPython

> It is not both anonymous and authenticating. Current voting processes do
both.
>
> And most importantly, there is no voter verifiable ballot, which is
> why we're doing this work in the first place.
>
> Besides, everyone I know hates those menu based phone systems. And
> it can get frustrating when there are 30 decisions to make on an
> election ballot, some with up to a dozen candidates. That's what
> ballots are often like in California, famous for its numerous
> propositions. Or a governor's race with over 100 candidates.
>
> Arthur
>
> At 11:33 AM -0800 12/2/03, Paul Kostick Jr. wrote:
> >Using the most common Input terminal in the world today would also
encourage
> >the largest voter turn out as well as save Millions of dollars in
terminal
> >costs.
> >
> >The telephone is that device and is completely secure.
> >pk
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Alan Dechert" <alan@openvotingconsortium.org>
> >To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
> >Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 11:08 AM
> >Subject: Re: Re[2]: [voting-project] Touch screens and wxPython
> >
> >
> >> Matteo,
> >>
> >> > I think stylus could be a good choice even for the "real
world"
> >> > version.....
> >> >
> >>
> >> I agree. One of the complaints about using touch screens is that
someone
> >> has to wipe each of them down several times during the course of the
day.
> >> Using a stylus could avoid this issue.
> >>
> >> Alan D.
> >>
> >>
>
>
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