Re: Reduced Paper Ballot -- RPB

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jun 18 2004 - 12:11:43 CDT

OK... sounds like I was confused. :)

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 10:08:47 -0700, Alan Dechert
<alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
>
> Joe, I don't see the problem you describe. Maybe my wording threw you off a
> bit. All contests would be listed on the RPB and they should appear in the
> same place and in the same order. Have you tried our online demo? If no
> selection is made, we have the contest listed with "NO PREFERENCE
> INDICATED."
>
> Alan
>
>
>
>
> > Isn't this a problem?
> >
> > That is, ballots will not all appear similar... and there is an
> > opportunity to distinguish between certain ballots based on who they
> > voted for.
> >
> > For example, someone who votes for all the contests in an election
> > will have a very different-looking ballot than someone who only votes
> > for one office or ballot measure. This is another way to mark ballots
> > or to compromise the secrecy of a ballot. Doesn't it seem like a
> > better idea to design so that all the ballots look similar or
> > reasonably close to being similar? That is, shouldn't all the
> > contests in an election be printed on the ballot? (This would make
> > manual recounting and/or any non-English ballot overlay a pain in the
> > rear as the given race being recounted will appear in different places
> > in different ballots... you couldn't use overlays in this case (not
> > that they'd be easy or desirable to implement in the first place! I
> > like the look-up/cheet sheet idea...) and manual recounting would be
> > made more difficult)
> >
> > Of course, you could have already addressed these concerns somewhere
> > before I joined the discussion.
> >
> > Joe
> >
> > On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 09:50:17 -0700, Alan Dechert
> > <alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
> > > Joe,
> > >
> > > > Could you define for us what a "reduced paper ballot" is? That is,
> > > > what would be your legal definition of such a thing? -Joe
> > > >
> > > Minimally, it's "a ballot that only contains the selections made by the
> > > voter--not all the possible choices." We could go into more detail, but
> I'm
> > > not sure we need to do that or should do that.
> > >
> > > Alan
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Joseph Lorenzo Hall
> > UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
> > http://pobox.com/~joehall/
> > blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb/
> >
>
>

-- 
Joseph Lorenzo Hall
UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
http://pobox.com/~joehall/
blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb/
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