Re: "dumb scanners"

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Dec 08 2006 - 02:06:49 CST

At 11:52 AM -0800 12/7/06, Ronald Crane wrote:
>But there needs to be only one "dumb scanner" (under officials' control) to
>avoid invading privacy by scanning voters' fingerprints, ballot serial
>numbers, etc. The "dumb scanner" can mis-scan in the same way as existing
>all-in-one scanners, so we still need sampling hand audits. I'm not sure that
>this approach solves much, but at least it appears to preserve privacy.

Any system, including hand-counted paper ballots in precincts,
requires sampling hand audits.

Best regards,

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