Re: Observations on the new VVSG Guidelines

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jul 22 2005 - 10:56:43 CDT

These are all good points, Dick.

The relevant urls are on the EAC website ( )

Here are the specific links:


Meeting in Pasadena on the 28th:

Our purpose is to get them changed to allow for and make specific reference

1) Free software ("Public Software") in elections
2) Electronic Ballot Printer (EBP) architecture
3) Multi-use model for equipment used in voting (we don't yet know how
strong we will be advocating multi-use, but the possibility should not be
precluded by these guidelines).
4) In general, we want the system to be transparent.

We can also argue for no wireless, and OpenTest.

We should prepare a statement that can be read in 3 minutes. Then we should
provide specific comments on sections in the VVSG.

I guess we can submit comments on line (I notice that John Gideon has
submitted quite a few). We need to coordinate this activity.

One of us (probably me) should plan to attend the hearings on the 28th, read
the statement, and hand them our comments (or perhaps a summary of them
pointing to what we've submitted online).

Alan D.

> Hi Ron!
> The link to the Guidelines (so called) would be helpful, as would an
> organized means of delivering a response. What is the purpose of
> the response, other than self-expression? My opinion is that a
> response might be an important resource for friendly press and
> politicians. Notice that the unfriendlies of both varieties are
> numerous and active.
> Also--you might want to join a group and circulate your comments
> among them for review. The purpose of the comments is key; at
> least some press and polititians care about truth, and we might want to
> organize our comments towards persuading the persuadable.
> Cheers!
> -- Dick
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