Re: Fw: From Ohio Assistant Secretary of StateChristopher B. Nance

From: Ron Olson <ron_at_caseohio_dot_org>
Date: Mon Jul 02 2007 - 04:20:41 CDT

The best link for the Ohio RFP is here:

Bidders (offerors) can propose work on a subset of the proposal.

My understanding is that the SOS wants to review overall election accuracy,
not just the machines.

The 2003-2005 Ohio study of voting machines done mainly by Compuware focused
on the security of certified Ohio voting machines and not the overall
process. This study (a set of about 8 reports) found that "the machines
could be securely deployed", but was qualified by a significant list of
recommendations that had to be implemented (many of which probably were not


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Richard Dawson
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Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Fw: From Ohio Assistant Secretary of
StateChristopher B. Nance

I found what I think was the link to the proposal on the Ohio SOS website,
the link was dead. Did you get a chance to look at the proposal? What are
they asking? I presume they will be paying the submitter of the winning
proposal for the services provided in accordance with the proposal. How big

an effort? How much expertise? Could we somehow organize an "open source"
response, calling upon the expertise of those who frequent this and other

I presume that the proposal wants to address all aspects of their voting
system, not just the software, so we might need cooperation from other

Seems like just the sort of thing that would build credibility. Putting
together such a proposal might give us a template for similar opportunities
in California or other states where folks are beginning to recognize
difficulties with the system.

Of course, this is easy for me to suggest, since I have little or no
in any aspect of this, just concern.

Rich Dawson

On Saturday 30 June 2007 12:27 pm, Alan Dechert wrote:
> >From Ohio Assistant Secretary of State Christopher B. Nance
> Does anyone want to help with this? This could be a very good
> but my available resources and bandwidth are pretty thin right now.
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