Fw: Utah's RFP for voting machines released today

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Jul 09 2004 - 18:11:42 CDT

Utah has decided to develop their own statewide voter file database. Maybe
they'd want to go vendorless with the rest of the software used in election
administration. They already six counties on line with their home-grown
voter file. UT has already joined the Government Open Code Collaborative.
http://www.gocc.gov/entities

Alan D

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Dopp" <kathy_at_directell_dot_com>
To: <lepreau@cs.utah.edu>
Cc: <dwallach@cs.rice.edu>; <dill@chicory.Stanford.EDU>;
<alan@openvotingconsortium.org>
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 3:19 PM
Subject: FYI: Utah's RFP for voting machines released today

> Dow is a lawyer working with Utah Count Votes.
>
> Dow said:
> > Kathy
> >
> > RFP: http://purchasing.utah.gov/BidHeaders/8750.pdf
> >
> > I have only looked at it for 10 minutes; there are good things and bad.
> >
> > Good: Source Code Escrow
> > Bad: Sloppy definitions, no audit log of updates and patches.
> >
> > Definitions of
> >
> > "program"
> > "source code"
> > "patches"
> > "updates"
> > "versions"
> >
> > These all have distinct but sometimes overlapping meanings. The audit
> > log (Requirement 30) only requires a log of the "program and version",
> > while Requirement 39 requires "upgrades" and "patches" to be provided
> > at no charge.
> >
> > I will post a more thorough analysis of the RFP on utahrights.com over
> > the weekend.
> > Dow
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Requirement 30 System Audit Log The voting solution shall include an
> > audit log that contains sufficient information to allow the auditing
> > of all operations related to central site ballot tabulation, results
> > consolidation and report generation. The system audit log shall be
> > created and maintained by the system in the sequence in which
> > operations were performed. The system audit log shall be able to be
> > located, read and printed only by an authorized system administrator.
> > Audit logs must include, but are not limited to, the following: .
> > An identification of the program and version being run; . An
> > identification of the election file being used; . A record of all
> > options entered by the operator; . A record of all actions performed
> > by the system or subsystems; and . A record of all tabulation and
> > consolidation input. Status: Mandatory __Yes, the proposed
> > voting solution meets this requirement. __No, the proposed voting
> > solution does not meet this requirement but can be modified to do so.
> > __No, the proposed voting solution does not meet this requirement.
> > Explain:
>
>
> --
> Kathy Dopp
> Utah Count Votes
>
> http://vevo.verifiedvoting.org/verifier/map.php?state=Utah
>
>
>
>
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