Re: Fwd: Radio programme on e-voting in Oz

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sat Jul 24 2004 - 13:07:07 CDT

Joe,

> This was a big concern of Marc Carrel's (Asst. SoS in CA). If someone
> walks out of the precinct with an OVC system-printed ballot, there is
> now a descrepancy between the electronic count and the paper count.
> Is the electronic vote with missing paper ballot allowed? If so, what
> prevents someone from adding a series of electronic votes that don't
> have corresponding paper records?
>
With the OVC system, the act of voting involves putting the paper ballot in
the ballot box. If you don't put the ballot in the ballot box, then you
didn't vote.

The system expects there to be more EBIs (Electronic Ballot Images) than
paper ballots -- this is due to test ballots, spoiled ballots, etc. The
reconciliation procedure takes care of this. We didn't have time to explain
this to Marc, but we did hand out the BRP guide:

http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/ad/brp-guide.pdf

Alan D.
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