Re: [EILeg] Hand Counting of Paper Ballots - Seeking Time and Cost Statistics

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat Jan 06 2007 - 16:07:41 CST

I understand that some people may be trying to retrofit the machines
like those used in Maryland so that they are electronic ballot
printers using open source software.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 3:06 PM -0500 1/6/07, Randy Moor wrote:
>Is anyone aware of a good source of statistics about the costs in
>time and money of hand-counting all ballots?
>
>I am looking for credible materials to support my position when
>contacting local and national legislators. I believe paper ballots
>are best and cheapest, but I am not certain whether opscan or
>hand-counting is best.
>Ideally I would like to find a comparison of the costs of
>hand-counting paper ballots, opscanning paper ballots, and using
>DREs with a VVPAT. We are pretty much starting from scratch in
>Maryland since we have DREs without VVPAT and it is not feasible to
>fit them with printers. Meanwhile there is growing consensus
>that the status quo is untenable.
>
>Thanks,
> Randy

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