Re: [OVC-discuss] What if N of M contest is 96 of 600?

From: Edward Cherlin <echerlin_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue Dec 02 2008 - 13:39:16 CST

A minor point: Please add two John Smiths, and ask how they should be
differentiated.

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 9:55 AM, Alan Dechert <dechert@gmail.com> wrote:
> A potential customer (a state political party) just finished a process where
> thousands of voters elected 96 delegates from a list of 600 or so
> candidates. The system was all manual and they asked me about how to
> automate. I said we could do that no problem.
>
> So, obviously, it will require a customized voter interface. Here is what I
> came up with:
>
> Let's keep everything on one screen and print all 96 selections on one piece
> of paper. The printout would have 3 columns of 32 names each. Votes would
> be barcoded with 2-d barcode as per usual to facilitate tabulation.
>
> I suggest 6 columns on the screen. The leftmost column would have a list of
> characters in alphabetic order representing the first letter of the names of
> candidates. The next two columns would have a list of choices corresponding
> to the currently selected character from column 1. The other three columns
> show the ones that have been selected by the voter. They get inserted in
> alphabetic order as selections are made.
>
> See attached screen mock-up. In this scenario, the voter has made 94
> selections and the cursor is on Collin C. Peterson. If the voter selects
> this one, the name would be inserted in the list of selected candidates
> between Claude Pepper and Curt Weldon.
>
> Assume no more than 52 names beginning with the same letter (so they fit
> easily in the two columns).
>
> The voter can select the PRINT BALLOT button at any time. The printout
> would have the same names in the same order in each column as the voter sees
> on the screen. After the ballot prints, the screen will stay up so the
> voter can check the printout against what's on the screen. We need some
> mechanism for clearing the screen once the voter is done.
>
> Questions:
>
> 1) If you have a better idea, let's hear it.
> 2) Assuming this interface idea is okay, will someone here volunteer to
> create a Flash application demo so I can show the customer? Probably, Jan
> can hook up the print routine and create the barcode.
>
> Alan D.
> p.s., I worked from a list of 680 names that is an approximate union of the
> U.S. House members from the 99th Congress and the 103rd Congress. For the
> sake of convenience, I suggest using the same list in the demo.
>
> Al McCandless
> Al Swift
> Alan B. Mollohan
> Alan Wheat
> Albert G. Bustamante
> Albert Russell Wynn
> Alcee L. Hastings
> Alex McMillan
> Alton R. Waldon, Jr.
> Amo Houghton
> Andrew Jacobs, Jr.
> Andy Ireland
> Anna G. Eshoo
> Anthony C. Beilenson
> Arlan Stangeland
> Arthur Ravenel, Jr.
> Augustus F. Hawkins
> Austin J. Murphy
> Barbara A. Mikulski
> Barbara B. Kennelly
> Barbara Boxer
> Barbara F. Vucanovich
> Barbara-Rose Collins
> Barney Frank
> Bart Gordon
> Bart Stupak
> Beau Boulter
> Ben Erdreich
> Benjamin A. Gilman
> Benjamin L. Cardin
> Bennie G. Thompson
> Berkley Bedell
> Bernard J. Dwyer
> Bernard Sanders
> Beryl Anthony, Jr.
> Beverly B. Byron
> Bill Alexander
> Bill Baker
> Bill Barrett
> Bill Boner
> Bill Cobey
> Bill Dickinson
> Bill Emerson
> Bill Frenzel
> Bill Hefner
> Bill Hendon
> Bill Hughes
> Bill Lowery
> Bill McCollum
> Bill Nelson
> Bill Nichols
> Bill Orton
> Bill Paxon
> Bill Richardson
> Bill Sarpalius
> Bill Schuette
> Bill Thomas
> Bill Young
> Bill Zeliff
> Blanche Lambert
> Bob Carr
> Bob Clement
> Bob Edgar
> Bob Filner
> Bob Franks
> Bob Goodlatte
> Bob Inglis
> Bob Livingston
> Bob Menendez
> Bob Schaffer
> Bob Smith
> Bob Stump
> Bob Traxler
> Bob Whittaker
> Bobbi Fiedler
> Bobby Rush
> Brian J. Donnelly
> Bruce A. Morrison
> Bruce F. Vento
> Bud Shuster
> Buddy MacKay
> Butler Derrick
> Byron L. Dorgan
> C.W. Bill Young
> Calvin M. Dooley
> Cardiss Collins
> Carl C. Perkins
> Carl D. Pursell
> Carlos J. Moorhead
> Carolyn B. Maloney
> Carrie P. Meek
> Carroll A. Campbell, Jr.
> Carroll Hubbard, Jr.
> Cass Ballenger
> Catherine S. Long
> Cecil Heftel
> Chalmers P. Wylie
> Charles "Buddy" Roemer III
> Charles A. Hayes
> Charles B. Rangel
> Charles E. Schumer
> Charles Edward Bennett
> Charles Floyd Hatcher
> Charles H. Taylor
> Charles T. Canady
> Charles W. Stenholm
> Charles Whitley
> Charles Wilson
> Charlie Rose
> Chester G. Atkins
> Chet Edwards
> Chris Cox
> Chris Smith
> Christopher Shays
> Clarence E. Miller
> Claude Pepper
> Claudine Schneider
> Clay Shaw, Jr.
> Cleo Fields
> Cliff Stearns
> Collin C. Peterson
> Connie Mack
> Constance A. Morella
> Corinne Claiborne "Lindy" Boggs
> Corrine Brown
> Craig Thomas
> Craig Washington
> Curt Weldon
> Cynthia A. McKinney
> D. French Slaughter, Jr.
> Dale E. Kildee
> Dan Burton
> Dan Daniel
> Dan Glickman
> Dan Hamburg
> Dan Lungren
> Dan Miller
> Dan Rostenkowski
> Dan Schaefer
> Dana Rohrabacher
> Daniel A. Mica
> Daniel K. Akaka
> Daniel R. Coats
> Dante B. Fascell
> Dave Camp
> Dave McCurdy
> David A. Levy
> David Dreier
> David E. Bonior
> David E. Skaggs
> David K. McCurdy
> David L. Hobson
> David Minge
> David O'Brien Martin
> David Price
> David R. Obey
> David S. Mann
> David S. Monson
> Dean A. Gallo
> Deborah D. Pryce
> Delbert L. Latta
> Dennis E. Eckart
> Dennis Hastert
> Dennis M. Hertel
> Denny Smith
> Dick Cheney
> Dick Schulze
> Dick Swett
> Dick Zimmer
> Don Bonker
> Don Edwards
> Don Fuqua
> Don Johnson
> Don Payne
> Don Sundquist
> Don Young
> Donald A. Manzullo
> Donald J. Pease
> Donald L. Ritter
> Doug Barnard, Jr.
> Doug Bereuter
> Doug Walgren
> Douglas Applegate
> Douglas H. Bosco
> Duncan Hunter
> Earl F. Hilliard
> Earl Hutto
> Earl Pomeroy
> Ed Jenkins
> Ed Jones
> Ed Pastor
> Ed Zschau
> Eddie Bernice Johnson
> Edolphus Towns
> Edward F. Feighan
> Edward J. Markey
> Edward Madigan
> Edward P. Boland
> Edward R. Roybal
> Edward R. Royce
> Eldon Rudd
> Eliot L. Engel
> Elizabeth Furse
> Elton Gallegly
> Elwood Hillis
> Eric D. Fingerhut
> Ernest J. Istook, Jr.
> Esteban E. Torres
> Esteban Edward Torres
> Eugene A. Chappie
> Eva M. Clayton
> F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.
> Fernand St. Germain
> Floyd H. Flake
> Floyd Spence
> Frank Annunzio
> Frank Horton
> Frank J. Guarini
> Frank Lucas
> Frank McCloskey
> Frank Pallone
> Frank R. Wolf
> Frank Tejeda
> Fred Grandy
> Fred J. Eckert
> Fred Upton
> G. William Whitehurst
> G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery
> G.V. Montgomery
> Gary A. Condit
> Gary A. Franks
> Gary L. Ackerman
> Gene Green
> Gene Snyder
> Gene Taylor
> George Brown, Jr.
> George C. Wortley
> George Darden
> George E. Sangmeister
> George J. Hochbrueckner
> George M. O'Brien
> George Miller
> George W. Crockett, Jr.
> George W. Gekas
> Gerald B.H. Solomon
> Gerald D. Kleczka
> Gerry E. Studds
> Gerry Sikorski
> Glen Browder
> Glenn English
> Glenn M. Anderson
> Glenn Poshard
> Greg Laughlin
> Gus Savage
> Gus Yatron
> Guy V. Molinari
> Guy Vander Jagt
> H. Martin Lancaster
> Hal Daub
> Hal Rogers
> Hamilton Fish, Jr.
> Hank Brown
> Harley O. Staggers, Jr.
> Harold E. Ford, Sr.
> Harold L. Volkmer
> Harris W. Fawell
> Harry A. Johnston
> Harry Reid
> Helen Delich Bentley
> Henry A. Waxman
> Henry B. Gonzalez
> Henry Bonilla
> Henry J. Hyde
> Henry J. Nowak
> Herb Klein
> Herbert H. Bateman
> Howard C. Nielson
> Howard Coble
> Howard L. Berman
> Howard P.
> Howard Wolpe
> Ike Skelton
> Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
> J. Pickle
> J. Roy Rowland
> Jack Brooks
> Jack Fields
> Jack Kemp
> Jack Kingston
> Jack Quinn
> Jack Reed
> James A. Barcia
> James A. Leach
> James A. Traficant Jr.
> James Bilbray
> James C. Greenwood
> James E. Clyburn
> James H. Quillen
> James H. Scheuer
> James H. Weaver
> James J. Florio
> James J. Howard
> James L. Oberstar
> James M. Inhofe
> James M. Jeffords
> James M. Talent
> James P. Moran
> James R. Jones
> James Saxton
> James T. Broyhill
> James T. Walsh
> James V. Hansen
> Jamie L. Whitten
> Jan Meyers
> Jane Harman
> Jay Dickey
> Jay Inslee
> Jay Kim
> Jennifer Dunn
> Jerrold Nadler
> Jerry F. Costello
> Jerry Lewis
> Jill L. Long
> Jim Bacchus
> Jim Bates
> Jim Bunning
> Jim Chapman
> Jim Cooper
> Jim Courter
> Jim Kolbe
> Jim McCrery
> Jim McDermott
> Jim Moody
> Jim Nussle
> Jim Olin
> Jim Ramstad
> Jim Ross Lightfoot
> Jim Saxton
> Jim Slattery
> Jim Wright
> Jimmy Hayes
> Joe Barton
> Joe Knollenberg
> Joe Kolter
> Joe Skeen
> Joel Hefley
> John A. Boehner
> John B. Breaux
> John Conyers, Jr.
> John D. Dingell
> John E. Grotberg
> John Edward Porter
> John F. Seiberling
> John G. Rowland
> John J. Duncan, Jr.
> John J. Duncan, Sr.
> John J. LaFalce
> John Joseph Moakley
> John L. Mica
> John Lewis
> John Linder
> John M. McHugh
> John M. Spratt, Jr.
> John Miller
> John P. Hiler
> John P. Murtha
> John Patrick Williams
> John Paul Hammerschmidt
> John R. Kasich
> John R. McKernan, Jr.
> John S. McCain III
> John S. Tanner
> John T. Doolittle
> John T. Myers
> John W. Olver
> John Wiley Bryant
> Jolene Unsoeld
> Jon L. Kyl
> Joseph D. Early
> Joseph J. DioGuardi
> Joseph M. Gaydos
> Joseph M. McDade
> Joseph P. Addabbo
> Joseph P. Kennedy II
> José E. Serrano
> Judd Gregg
> Julian C. Dixon
> Karan English
> Karen Shepherd
> Karen Thurman
> Ken Calvert
> Ken Kramer
> Kenneth J. Gray
> Kika de la Garza
> Kweisi Mfume
> Lamar S. Smith
> Lane Evans
> Larry Combest
> Larry E. Craig
> Larry J. Hopkins
> Larry LaRocco
> Lawrence Coughlin
> Lawrence J. Smith
> Lee H. Hamilton
> Leon E. Panetta
> Les Aspin
> Les AuCoin
> Leslie L. Byrne
> Lewis F. Payne, Jr.
> Lincoln Diaz-Balart
> Lindsay Thomas
> Louis Stokes
> Louise McIntosh Slaughter
> Lucien E. Blackwell
> Lucille Roybal-Allard
> Luis V. Gutierrez
> Lynn C. Woolsey
> Lynn Morley Martin
> Lynn Schenk
> Mac Collins
> Mac Sweeney
> Major R. Owens
> Manuel Lujan, Jr.
> Marcia C. Kaptur
> Marge Roukema
> Maria Cantwell
> Marilyn Lloyd
> Mario Biaggi
> Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky
> Marjorie S. Holt
> Mark D. Siljander
> Martin Frost
> Martin Hoke
> Martin Olav Sabo
> Martin T. Meehan
> Marty Russo
> Marvin Leath
> Mary Rose Oakar
> Matthew F. McHugh
> Matthew G. Martinez
> Matthew J. Rinaldo
> Maurice D. Hinchey
> Maxine Waters
> Mel Hancock
> Mel Levine
> Mel Reynolds
> Melvin L. Watt
> Melvin Price
> Mervyn M. Dymally
> Michael A. Andrews
> Michael Bilirakis
> Michael D. Barnes
> Michael D. Crapo
> Michael G. Oxley
> Michael Huffington
> Michael N. Castle
> Michael R. McNulty
> Mickey Edwards
> Mickey Leland
> Mike Kopetski
> Mike Kreidler
> Mike Lowry
> Mike Parker
> Mike Strang
> Mike Synar
> Morris K. Udall
> Nancy L. Johnson
> Nancy Pelosi
> Nathan Deal
> Neal Smith
> Neil Abercrombie
> Newt Gingrich
> Nicholas Mavroules
> Nick J. Rahall II
> Nick Smith
> Nita M. Lowey
> Norman D. Dicks
> Norman D. Shumway
> Norman F. Lent
> Norman Sisisky
> Norman Y. Mineta
> Nydia M. Velázquez
> Olympia J. Snowe
> Owen B. Pickett
> Parren J. Mitchell
> Pat Danner
> Pat Roberts
> Pat Swindall
> Patricia Schroeder
> Patsy T. Mink
> Paul B. Henry
> Paul E. Gillmor
> Paul E. Kanjorski
> Paul McHale
> Pete Geren
> Pete Peterson
> Pete Stark
> Peter A. DeFazio
> Peter Deutsch
> Peter G. Torkildsen
> Peter H. Kostmayer
> Peter Hoagland
> Peter Hoekstra
> Peter I. Blute
> Peter J. Visclosky
> Peter T. King
> Peter W. Barca
> Peter W. Rodino, Jr.
> Philip M. Crane
> Philip R. Sharp
> Porter J. Goss
> R. Michael DeWine
> Ralph M. Hall
> Ralph S. Regula
> Ray Thornton
> Raymond J. McGrath
> Richard A. "Dick" Gephardt
> Richard A. Gephardt
> Richard C. Shelby
> Richard E. Neal
> Richard H. Baker
> Richard H. Lehman
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> Richard K. Armey
> Richard Ray
> Richard W. Pombo
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> Robert Garcia
> Robert H. Michel
> Robert J. Lagomarsino
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> Robert K. Dornan
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> Robert Michel
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> Roscoe G. Bartlett
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> Sala Burton
> Sam Coppersmith
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> Sam Gejdenson
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> Sam M. Gibbons
> Samuel S. Stratton
> Sander M. Levin
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> Scott L. Klug
> Scott McInnis
> Scotty Baesler
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> Sherwood Boehlert
> Sid Morrison
> Sidney R. Yates
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> Stan Parris
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> Stephen J. Solarz
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> Ted Strickland
> Ted Weiss
> Terry Everett
> Terry L. Bruce
> Thomas A. Luken
> Thomas C. Sawyer
> Thomas Daschle
> Thomas E. Petri
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