Re: In situ ballot printer

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sat Jun 19 2004 - 12:10:58 CDT

David,

> I know... I took Latin too. But in English the phrase comes over with
> a less generic meaning. Actually, as well as archeology and geology,
> the term is used in forensics. But none of those are areas we want to
> insinuate ("we found the ballot lodged in his left ventricle...").
>
In addtion, I found an example of "in situ printing."

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:glYuMvB9mdcJ:www.energyweb.net/platform/readarticle.asp%3FID%3D1548+%22in-situ+printing+a+wide+range+of+labels%22&hl=en

> What don't we just call the ballot itself a "Printed Summary Ballot"
> (as Arthur likes, and just an adjective order off from your
> suggestion).
>
I could go for either one "Summary Printed Ballot" or "Printed Summary
Ballot" with acronymns SPB or PSB. Any problems with either of the
acronyms?

> And the voting station that makes one a
> "Computer-Assisted Ballot [Printing|Marking] Device"
>
But "computer-assisted ballot printing device" does not convey the fact it
is printed on site (or on-the-spot). It still sounds like it might be a
system for printing ballots at another site then bringing them to the poll
site for marking.

"computer assisted marking device" sounds like it might be a device to mark
a pre-printed ballot.

So, I find both of these unsatisfactory.

Alan
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