Re: Prerendering of GUI for voting machines

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Dec 04 2007 - 08:47:29 CST

Actually, scholarly literature usually references source material
when available.

URLs are ok to cite, even if they subsequently disappear. The
citation often includes when it was downloaded, because many URLs
change over time.

Here is my suggested text with embedded citations.

The Open Voting Consortium's EVM2003 used a pre-rendered ballot image
as part of the GUI of an electronic voting machine. Because the Open
Voting Consortium discussions were publicly archived at, the original
suggestion of Fred McLain was posted at
The overall architecture of EVM2003 was published at
Arthur M. Keller, Alan Dechert, Karl Auerbach, David Mertz, Amy
Pearl, and Joseph Lorenzo Hall, "A PC-Based Open-Source Voting
Machine with an Accessible Voter-Verifiable Paper Ballot," USENIX
'05, FREENIX track, April 10-15, 2005, Anaheim, California. See for this and related papers.
The source code for EVM2003 can be found at Among the articles written about the
demo is by
John Adams of O'Reilly.

Since this message is sent to our publicly available discussion list,
it will be publicly archived too.

Best regards,

At 9:03 PM -0700 12/3/07, charlie strauss wrote:
>Sorry, I gave you the fancy name not the Url. Trying to be cute
>they write it arXive.
>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Alan Dechert <>
>>Sent: Dec 3, 2007 5:37 PM
>>To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list <>
>>Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Prerendering of GUI for voting machines
>>Hmmm.... I just went to and got nothing.
>>the OVC archive has been there 4.5 years. Maybe David M can testify to
>>> Solution:
>>> create a description.
>>> post it to
>>> this is what the physicists do.
>>> That will be a more meaningful and presumably less volatile citation than
>>> the OVC archivr
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>From: Alan Dechert <>
>>>>Sent: Dec 3, 2007 5:18 PM
>>>>To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list <>
>>>>Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Prerendering of GUI for voting machines
>>>>Before I saw this, I took the liberty of forwarding Ping's message to the
>>>>list with a query similar to yours.
>>>>You know, sometimes a post in our archives gets cited. So, maybe we
>>>>put together a single post that has all the related links in it. Then he
>>>>can cite that. As long as David keeps these archives going, it should be
> >>>Alan

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