Re: desinging test sets for opscan

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sat Jul 28 2007 - 00:54:40 CDT

John Washburn of Milwaukee has written on this.
http://washburnsworld.blogspot.com/
If you can't find it, send him an email.

Teresa

charlie strauss wrote:

>Hi, this is slightly off topic for OVC but I thought i'd ask here anyhow. Is
>there any analysis of the best way to design stack of opscan paper ballots for Logic
>and Accuracy testing. I have a progessive clerks office that wants to rethink things
>and I want to help them.
>
>What I'm thinking is of things like this. Rather than have equal numbers of
>votes on the test pack for every candidate one has different numbers e.g. 2 ballots
>for candidate A, 3 Ballots for candidate B, 4 ballots for candidate C, and one ballot
>for none. This obviously gets at the problem of transpositional type errors in
>the machine programming.
>
>Is there other strategies one can use to persue other types of likely mechanical
>or software errors?
>
>One can use a non-minimal stack size but keeping it modestly small will help the
>process go quickly. And addtionally one wants to avoid having too many (intentional)
>tests to overvoted marks.
>
>Thoughts or references welcome
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