Re: Reduced Paper Ballot -- RPB

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri Jun 18 2004 - 12:40:26 CDT

Joe,

Have a look at the 76 contest ballot in NM or the 44 contest ballot in Santa
Monica CA. If there are rules about how ballot measures are to be presented
on "the ballot," it may force us to print--unnecessarily--multiple pages.
There may be other rules about ballot layout that complicate matters. We
want seperate rules for "Summary Ballots" (or whatever we call them). It
could also impact paper stock requirements and other issues.

Alan

> I'm having a hard time figuring out what we want!
>
> What part of the definition of "ballot" isn't sufficient? The OVC
> system is basically a complicated ballot printer that also allows for
> the efficiency of digital technology with respect to quick counting
> (USB dongle, etc.). So, we need to have a clear illustration of the
> qualities of an OVC system-printed ballot vs. everything else. In the
> end, it should be the same as an "official paper ballot" with the
> exception that an elections system tranlated the intent of the voter
> (via touchscreen) to markings on a piece of paper (via electronic
> signals and a printer).
>
> -Joe
>
> --
> Joseph Lorenzo Hall
> UC Berkeley, SIMS PhD Student
> http://pobox.com/~joehall/
> blog: http://pobox.com/~joehall/nqb/
>
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