Re: Real cost of votes and DREs

From: David Webber \(XML\) <"David>
Date: Sat Jun 04 2005 - 13:32:59 CDT

Oops, never ask a mathematician to do arithmetic - that's $53.33 per voter!

Still I'll take that check too!

DW
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Webber (XML)" <david@drrw.info>
To: "Open Voting Consortium discussion list" <ovc-discuss@listman.sonic.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 2:18 PM
Subject: Real cost of votes and DREs

> Could we start compiling a chart here for States that have bought DREs?
>
> I did some math for Maryland.
>
> Deibold has cost around $80M so far, and using the voters facts from here:
> http://civilliberty.about.com/od/statebystate/a/StatesFacts0626_2.htm
>
> with 3M registered voters, of whom about 1.5M vote regularly that is
> around $120 per vote for equipment - just to fill out a government form
> one day every two or three years!
>
> I think its time we beat this drum and exposed this wanton waste...
>
> I'd rather get a check for $120 from the State and fill out a paper form.
>
> What about you?
>
> DW
>

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