Re: Walking away with the paper ballot.

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 11:52:58 CST

And should the converse be true as well? That is, if there is a paper
ballot (or a number of them) without any digital record (we'd notice
during BRP[1]), the presumption should be that the paper ballots are
invalid?

This seems to be a rule that says your vote only counts if there is
both a digital record of your vote and a paper ballot in the ballot
box. In a sense, this is different than the problematic "the paper
should govern" rule (as Doug pointed out) and both would have to exist
and be reconciled before a given vote was counted.

Of course, that would mean by either removing digital records or paper
ballots, you could invalidate votes. Should the paper ballots be
given extra weight as they are "ballots" and not audit records? I'm
probably making this overly complicated...

[1] http://gyaku.pair.com/vote/drupal/?q=title/UC+Ballot+Reconciliation+Procedure

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