Keeping 'em the booth until the printer is done

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Thu Dec 04 2003 - 12:14:09 CST

Do we have any idea how to keep people from leaving the booth before
the ballot is printed?

I can imagine lots of folks who will push the last button and think "I'm
done" and simply leave while the printer is still warming up.

I suspect that the GUI will need to somehow tell people to wait both at
the beginning and at the end.

I wonder if we could rig up a red/green light on the inside of the booth
or whether that would be silly.

And how do we procedurally notice and handle ballots that are left in the
printer? Do we inspect the printer after every voter? I don't think
there are any inexpensive printers with sensors in the output bin.

                --karl--

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