Re: How do you audit a GEMS machine?

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Fri Jun 17 2005 - 14:53:31 CDT

> Here in San Diego County we use Diebold GEMS machines to read the
> memory card from Diebold Acuvote scanners.  Generously assuming that
> the scanner cards generally reflect what went under the scan heads
> ,how would a Poll Watcher audit the aggregation of votes on a GEMS
> machine?  We've got a mayoral election coming up here in the
> City pretty soon so I'd appreciate some quick answers or at least
> pointers to where I might find this information.

I don't suppose that the Accuvote scanners create any kind of audit
log? Can the scanner cards be read by any other kind of aggregator?
What about hand counting a statistically-significant subset of ballots,
then scanning and aggregating them and seeing how closely the increment
in counts matches?

-R

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