Re: Large Ballot Redux

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Thu Jun 03 2004 - 11:07:55 CDT

David,

> I didn't do the work of going through the actual 76 races (that why I
> made the tool PUBLIC after all :-( ... and then even created a friendly
> web interface to it!). ....
>
Just lazy, I guess.

> But a few of them had more than two candidates,
> so throw in a few more bits there, maybe 160-170 bits using
> bit-boundaries. And even ignoring bit boundaries, many of the contests
> are 4-option, not 3-option (e.g. Smith vs. Jones, not Judge Brown
> Yes/No), which adds some bits to the absolute optimal encoding. So
> maybe that's 140 bits rather than 121.
>
Okay, anyway... a 3.5 in 1-D barcode--not a problem.

Alan D.
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