Re: How efficient are DRE's in a hand recount?

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sun Dec 05 2004 - 11:56:35 CST

On Sun, 5 Dec 2004 09:51:25 -0600, Douglas W. Jones <jones@cs.uiowa.edu> wrote:
>
> The value of recounting paper records from the election management
> system's printout of the voting machine's data is not zero, but it
> is low, because you're relying on the same election management system
> that produced the first count. An independent assessment of the data
> inside the DRE machine's memory cartridge would be valuable, as would
> a comparison of the data from the election management system with
> data extracted from one of the other memories in the DRE system.

And what if we cannot read the proprietary format of the rendundant
memories? Would it seem reasonable to require the vendor to disclose
its raw data / ballot image storage format?

-- 
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
http://pobox.com/~joehall/
blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb2/
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