RE: Barcode Redux

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Jun 07 2004 - 23:23:09 CDT

At 7:58 PM -0500 6/7/04, John Payson wrote:
> >>
>This seems like a useful thought. How deep should such a "pre-casting"
>inspection go? If there is both human-readible text and a bar code, should
>both be inspected for gunk? I'm assuming this would be a inspection done by a
>memory-less machine, otherwise there would be privacy issues.
>First of all, if the current plan is to do any sort of scanning of the ballots
>as they are cast, I don't see any reason why having the ballot scanned more
>thoroughly to ensure there are no stray marks would pose any
>additional privacy

The current plan is to allow the voter to scan the ballot using the
"BVA" but the ballot is not otherwise scanned until poll closing.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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