Re: desinging test sets for opscan

From: charlie strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sat Jul 28 2007 - 00:00:12 CDT

I can't find an e-mail address for him. Got one?

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>From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel@earthlink.net>
>Sent: Jul 28, 2007 1:54 AM
>To: charlie strauss <cems@earthlink.net>, Open Voting Consortium discussion list <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
>Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] desinging test sets for opscan
>
>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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