RE: Barcode Redux

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Jun 07 2004 - 23:26:41 CDT

At 8:04 PM -0500 6/7/04, John Payson wrote:
> >>
>To do so, you need a pre-printed ballot form for each ballot type,
>you need precise printer registration for computer printing over the
>pre-printed ballot form, and you need a way to give the the right
>pre-printed ballot forms to the right voter (based on party for
>primaries and precinct for multi-precinct polling place).
>What about print-on-demand? For voters wishing to cast their ballot using an
>EVM, the same machine could print the ballot form and the vote markings (thus
>avoiding any registration issues). Voters wishing to save time (I
>would expect
>queues for the EVM's) could simply pick up the appropriate ballot materials.
>To avoid delays, election officials could print out ballots in batches, and
>keep a pile of a couple dozen ballots for each race; when a pile got nearly
>empty, the official would print more ballots for that race.

Then you have pre-printed ballot forms plus computer printed ballot
forms. This approach is complex and doesn't avoid ballot stuffing.

Best regards,

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