Re: In situ ballot printer

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sat Jun 19 2004 - 11:26:40 CDT

> \In` si"tu\ [L.]
> In its natural position or place; -- said of a rock or fossil, when
> found in the situation in which it was originally formed or deposited.
>
> What could be more obvious... we'll just bury ballots in a calcium rich
> slurry for a couple hundred thousand years. Then they'll be ready to
> scan in place.
>
> (nope, I don't like the term).
>
Well, your comments about it are a little off, I think. It means literally
"in position." It's sometimes used to mean something like "on-the-spot" or
"on site." If we say our system is a "ballot printer" it doesn't convey the
fact that the ballot printing takes place at the polling place. We need
something like "on site ballot printer" or "poll site ballot printer."

Alan D.
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