Re: Barcode Redux

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Fri Jun 04 2004 - 18:20:16 CDT

On Jun 4, 2004, at 6:27 PM, John Payson wrote:
> I personally would favor using what I'd call "big-dot" codes to encode
> votes.
> Just have areas on the form which will be black if a particular
> candidate is
> selected, or blank if not, much as would be the case on "optical scan"
> ballots.

This is inapplicable if ballots contain only the name of selected
candidates rather than also all unvoted names. For long elections
particularly--such as several historical ones that have been presented
in recent discussion--this "selections only" style is preferable.

Personally, I would (and have) argued that the "selections only" style
used in the demo is preferable in all cases. My intuition is that it
will lead to more accurate vote verification than the
"all-names-with-check" style.
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