Re: Reduced Paper Ballot -- MGPB (?)

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Jun 18 2004 - 12:16:43 CDT

Summary Ballot not bad.

Alan

>
> Other possible non-pejorative synonyms for your consideration.
>
> Digest Ballot
> Summation Ballot
> Summary Ballot
> Dictated Ballot
> Voter Preference Ballot
> Abstracted Ballot
>
> maybe with word optimal flaoting in there. Whatever the adjectives,
Ballot has to be the noun.
>
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Mertz <voting-project@gnosis.cx>
> Sent: Jun 18, 2004 10:49 AM
> To: voting-project@lists.sonic.net
> Subject: Re: [voting-project] Reduced Paper Ballot -- MGPB (?)
>
> On Jun 18, 2004, at 12:20 PM, Alan Dechert wrote:
> > I want to start calling our paper ballot the "Reduced Paper Ballot" or
> > "RPB." Please use this term from now on. Standards for new voting
> > technologies are being written and I want standards to apply to our
> > RPB.
>
> I certainly understand and agree with Alan's intent in identifying a
> distinct term for the ballot in our system. Falling under--or
> creating--relevant standards is important.
>
> But the word "reduced" to me suggests either, (1) photo-reduction, as
> in transferring to microfilm, or maybe like the tiny
> four-pages-to-a-page print of my OED; or (2) reduction of the
> contests/issues on a ballot--as if we only printed the most important
> contests, not the piddly judicial retentions or the like.
>
> I wonder if we could choose a better descriptive term before pushing
> it. To emphasize the representation only of selections, we could call
> it:
>
> Optimized Paper Ballot
>
> But I think the non-listing of non-selected candidates is not the
> central issue (which "reduced" also seems to suggest, even putting
> aside the above wrong insinuations). Maybe more like:
>
> Machine Generated Paper Ballot
>
> or,
>
> Voter Initiated Paper Ballot
> Vote Selection Paper Ballot
>
> I don't want to go into a long thread about this, and will go with the
> wrong-seeming name if that's what others like. But if we're going to
> get a term written into laws, maybe we can get one with a more accurate
> feel.
>
>
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