Re: Executive Summary of Proposal to California Secretary of State

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat Jun 11 2005 - 00:44:01 CDT

Joe, that's certainly a possibility. Plus I'd be happy if the
commercial vendors replaced their central tabulation system with our
open source version. Our objective is to be interoperable.

Best regards,

At 10:45 AM -0700 6/10/05, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
>This may not be germaine, but might UCTS also be attractive to some
>jurisdictions as a redundant tabulation or auditing mechanism? That
>is, in addition to buying equipment from the vendor, might it not make
>sense for some jurisdictions to have multiple independent tabulators
>and see if they come up with the same results? (of course, only a
>subset would be audited with UCTS or you'd be counting twice... which
>I like but eleciton officials wont).
>That is, might it not also be appropriate to market UCTS in the
>proposal as 1) a cross-vendor tabulator architecture and 2) an
>auditing mechanism such that you should get the same results from the
>proprietary tabulator and UCTS.
>Just a thought, ... this multiple-modality of UCTS might raise the
>attractiveness to the State, Joe

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