Re: Reduced Paper Ballot -- RPB

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat Jun 19 2004 - 00:32:45 CDT

At 8:35 PM -0400 6/18/04, David Mertz wrote:
>>>Arthur suggested Paper Summary Ballot. We also discussed on the phone some
>>>issues with "computerized ballot marking system." I asked Doug Jones to
>>>comment but he may not be available until Monday.
>I think it Alan reversed the two adjectives above in his earlier
>note: "Summary Paper Ballot". But either way is fine. Let's just
>have the word from on high (i.e. president Alan) which word order we
>want to use, and I'll stick to it when I talk to reporters/experts.

I prefer Paper Summary Ballot rather than Summary Paper Ballot. The
order of the adjectival words matters.

>FWIW, in talking to chief elections attorney for CT, Albert Wenge, I
>corrected his description of OVC's design as a DRE. I proposed
>calling it something like a "Ballot printing system"--which he
>picked up on immediately. I'm happy to start saying "marking"
>rather than "printing" if that's more the lingo. But either way, I
>think it makes the point.

I prefer printing, since the ballot is printed. Intuitively, I think
of a ballot marking system as one that takes a pre-printed ballot
form (bubbles or connect-the-lines), and the system fills in the
bubbles or the lines.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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