Re: Reduced Paper Ballot -- RPB

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Jun 18 2004 - 12:54:10 CDT

Ah, I'm starting to get the drift. A lot of these rules are from CA
Election Code and are there for various reasons of public policy.
Some should apply to the OVC ballots, some don't really make sense in
the OVC contest... for example, there are specific laws for ballots
counted by "electronic or electromechanical devices":

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=elec&group=13001-14000&file=13240-13247

What is seems like we need is similar rules for machine-printed
official ballots. This is something that the SoS should promulgate.

joe

On Fri, 18 Jun 2004 10:40:26 -0700, Alan Dechert
<alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
>
> 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/
> >
>
>

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