Re: CA "Accessible Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail Systems" standards posted

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Wed Jun 16 2004 - 08:44:23 CDT

On Jun 15, 2004, at 7:11 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:

> It looks like the standards were written for the Avante system.

More properly, it's the Mercuri system. Avante doesn't implement all
the features the standard requires.

> I don't understand the rationale for not letting the voter touch the
> paper ballot.

Part of this is a legal distinction being made by the California folks.
I asked this question during the drafting of the standard, and they
asserted that systems like the OVC one, or the Populex one, or the
Vogue one, are all computer-based ballot marking devices, a different
class of system not covered by this standard.

> Also, how do you ensure that the earlier paper audit trails are not
> visible to the next voter.

If the standard doesn't address this, it should be considered an

                Doug Jones
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