Re: Triad Systems and Ohio Recount

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Mon Dec 27 2004 - 12:12:46 CST

One thing that is helping me keep a perspective on elections is talking
to a manager at my bank. I ask him, What if... and he translates it into
what they do in comparable situations. He was the one who said, when we
open the envelops from the night deposit, we have two clerks, a manager,
and a continuous camera.

Note, the camera is also less expensive than litigation, but probably
comes out of another line in the budget.

Teresa

Douglas W. Jones wrote:

>
> On Dec 26, 2004, at 8:34 PM, Teresa Hommel wrote:
>
>> If you have non-technical bi-partisan persons observing the tech,
>> there should also be a videotape or other continuous recording of
>> what is going on and the explanation, because a technical person may
>> wish to view the event later to confirm that what the tech said s/he
>> was doing was in fact what s/he was doing.
>
>
> This is an excellent idea, but it falls in a large category
> these days, something technological that, even though the
> price is reasonable, many would consider unreasonable because
> their memory of the price of technology is out of line with
> the real price. So, while an election official would be
> happy to buy his family a new camcorder, the idea of buying
> one for the office would be unreasonable, even though it
> costs considerably less than one of his voting machines.
>
> Doug Jones
> jones@cs.uiowa.edu
>
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