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,

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.
> Randy

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