Re: Fwd: L&A Test Question

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Mon Jul 24 2006 - 10:44:57 CDT

On Jul 22, 2006, at 5:12 PM, Kathy Dopp wrote:

> I'm trying to find a statement by a reputable computer expert,

I won't comment on my repute or lack thereof. I leave that to others.

> organization or a study commenting on the effectiveness of an L&A test
> in catching ballot programming errors and assuring the machines operate
> properly.

I wrote a report on the pre-election tests in Miami-Dade County back
in 2004. This discusses test design, DRE and mark-sense (absentee)
ballot counting.

http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/voting/miamitest.pdf

This should be read in the context of the handout describing the test
plan, written the day before the test:

http://www.cs.uiowa.edu/~jones/voting/miamihandout.pdf

You'll notice that the test as conducted was (due to state interference)
not the same as the test as planned.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu

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