Re: draft of text for new OVC-sponsored bill

From: Ronald Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Mon Jan 26 2009 - 20:24:19 CST

Alan Dechert wrote:
>
> From: "Ronald Crane" <voting@lastland.net>
>
>
>> On class certification, if the class is something like "all
>> PC97-compliant computers",
>
> No, of course not. The class spec would spell out a configuration in
> some detail. It would need to be standard PC architecture so anyone
> could run it to test, but for use in an election, there would be a
> number of restrictions on the configuration. For example, the CD
> drive would need to be out of reach to the voter. I don't think this
> is necessary to go into detail about at this point. Mostly, it would
> be a set of dos and don'ts about how these PCs can be set up,
> configured, and the procedures for how they are handled before and
> after the election.
I think it's necessary to ban network interfaces in the statute. They're
hazardous, there's no good reason ever to have one in a voting machine,
and we won't always have an SoS as competent as Bowen to write the
regulations.

-R

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