Re: FAQ # 25

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon Dec 15 2003 - 16:27:51 CST


> The point is, differences between the material presented in the bar
> codes and the material presented in human-readable form are possible,
One other thing I didn't mention in my previous response:

The ballot reconciliation procedure checks to see that the contents encoded
in the barcode match with the data from the voting machines. While this is
not absolute proof that it matches what's on the face of the ballot, it's a
pretty good indication that the barcode is correct (if it's a lie, both the
voting machine and the reader have to use the same lying algorithm).
Further verification can be made in the election certification process using
automated, semi-automated, and/or manual means.

Alan D.

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