Re: Experiences with Sequoia AVC Edge with VeriVote Printer as Precinct Inspector in Santa Clara County

From: Ron Crane <voting_at_lastland_dot_net>
Date: Fri Jun 09 2006 - 13:54:48 CDT

Arthur Keller wrote:
> ...We had about 30 voters per hour throughout most of the day.
> Occasionally, none of the voting machines were in use. Quite often
> all 5 of the voting machines we were allocated were in use. Several
> times (particularly in the evening) as many as 5 voters were waiting
> with activator cards in hand to use the voting machines. A longer
> ballot (we had only 2 statewide propositions, not the usual 10 or
> more) would have taken longer, for both making selections and
> printing the paper recount record. Voters will be more familiar with
> the machines then, somewhat balancing the increase in time. If the
> expected voter turnout is more than 400 voters per polling place or
> the ballot is longer, then I would expect that more than 5 voting
> machines would be required per polling place....
>
Thanks for writing this (and for supervising the polls). I am
researching the effects of machine shortages and failures, so I have a
few questions about your experience. Do you know how many registered
voters were eligible to use the polling place? How long, on average, do
you estimate it took each voter to vote? Do you have any idea what the
peak arrival rate was, and how long the peak lasted? And how did
officials determine how many machines to ship to each polling place?

Thanks,

-R

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