Re: A question about how votes are cast (protecting against multiplesheets of paper)

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Mon Jan 19 2004 - 17:26:41 CST

On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Douglas W. Jones wrote:

> The voter requests to cast a vote. A pollworker enables the
> machine to print one ballot. The voter uses the machine. If
> the ballot printed by the machine is satisfactory, the voter
> deposits it in the ballot box. If not, the voter presents
> the ticket (a spoiled ballot) to the pollworker, the pollworker
> puts it in the spoiled ballot envelope and re-enables the machine
> to allow the voter to try again.

This is in alignment with the way I feel the system ought to work.

But I have a lingering question:

As I understand it, the OVC ballot will be placed by the voter into a
folder so that only the bar code is showning. How does a pollworker
ensure that there are not other sheets in the folder without opening the
folder?

(Yes, the machine may print only one ballot - at least we hope it does -
but that doesn't stop a person from bringing a pre-printed ballot. I can
imagine that there has been discussion about having the ballots marked in
a way that makes it clear which are valid ballots and which are introduced
from the outside - if there has been such discussion could somebody give
me a pointer so I can put it into the prototype faq?)

                --karl--

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