Re: Barcode Redux

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri Jun 04 2004 - 18:19:36 CDT

At 5:23 PM -0400 6/4/04, David Mertz wrote:
>>OCR con:
>>Hideous design issue concerning paper jams( and fatal to project if
>>not resolved)
>This one is a barcode "con" also though. The BVA probably won't use
>a sheet feeder. But "election central" almost certainly will need
>to autofeed sheets to read each barcode. Wasn't it you, Charlie,
>who stated a requirement that it is possible to re-canvas 100k
>ballots in a day. You certainly can't manage that with a hand
>scanner waiving over barcodes..

With enough people and enough scanners it may well be possible. You
could splay the ballots out so only the bar codes show and run the
scanner over them. You could scan a 100 ballots in a minute or two
that way.

No way could you do that with OCR in real time, even with a sheet
feeder, with today's technology.

Best regards,

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