Re: Call for help from North Carolina

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Thu Dec 02 2004 - 18:24:20 CST

Hello Keith:
 
Actually she needs someone to explain to various legislative committees why DRE's are a BAD IDEA. If we can get the NC legislature to specify VVPAT and open source then we've had a good day.
 
Yes, it would be nice to have everything done. Still, the closest thing to you singularity or moment of truth is the EVM 2003. Of course we need a fully integrated system from voter registration to the announcement of winners. However, more work has been done on the EVM 2003 than any other part of the system and it's our 'foot in the door' or beachead that we can leverage to do the rest of the system, IMHO.
 
You could always go to SourceForge, download the code and see how it could be improved if that's your cup of tea. Or, you can start working on the canvassing system. Forgive me if I seem a little short with you but I've got to head off now.
 
Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Keith Copenhagen <K@copetech.com> wrote:
Ed,

I'm feeling like the new kid on the block, But I think OVC needs to have a
soup to nuts vision
from procedures for managing the integrity of voter rolls, to the canvass
and recounts.

>From where I sit like there is singularity at the point of casting a
ballot.
That is the moment of that drives everything and if OVC limits itself to
ballot marking
(i.e. competing with a pencil) it sells itself and the open vision
short....

-Keith

On Thu, 2 Dec 2004 13:01:21 -0800 (PST), Edmund R. Kennedy
wrote:

>
> By Joyce Mc Cloy (10) +|-, Thu, 02 Dec 2004 12:26:45 PST
> Comment feedback score: 0 +|- (net 0 from me)
>
> Edmund R. Kennedy, PE said:
>
> Hello All:
>
> OK. A proposal is now made that people support the Open Voting
> Consortium in its efforts. Let me further propose that support be
> according to interest, time and capactiy. The support would be to
> provide one full time executive for the consortium and the immediate
> goal would be to make an electronic voting machine that produces
> ballots, uses open source software, runs on 'commodity' computers and
> also makes a back up electronic record according to ideas under
> development at http://openvotingconsortium.org.
>
> Any seconds or am I going about this the wrong way? At the moment, this
> topic seems to ran out of steam and I'm hoping to jump start it this way.
>
> Thanks, Ed Kennedy
>
> We in North Carolina would like to be able to propose an open source
> code election system as soon as possible.
>
> Our General Assembly has appointed an Electronic Voting Commission to
> evaluate having VVPB. We have 2 good activists on this Commission. If we
> can offer a federally certified open source solution, there is a chance
> we can throw out the corrupt vendors embedded in our election process.
>
> We will not have such a good opportunity later.
>
> Time is of essence, though. See my website http://www.ncvoter.net to see
> how bad things are in North Carolina.
>
>
>
>
>

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Keith Copenhagen
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