Re: Draft Standards for VVPAT in California

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sun Mar 21 2004 - 11:48:10 CST

A DRE with a VVPAT is an oxymoron. If you add a VVPAT to a DRE, you no
longer have a DRE.

Alan

> Hi all,
>
> California Sec of State Kevin Shelley has produced Draft Standards for
> the design and operation of DREs. He has mandated requiring a AVVPAT, that
> is an Accessible Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail. The press release
follows.
> The full report (in .pdf format) is at:
>
>
http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/ks_dre_papers/avvpat_draft_standards_3_18_04.pdf
>
> I welcome any comments on this draft standard.
>
> Dennis Paull
>
>
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> KS04:018
>
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Doug Stone
> Thursday, March 18, 2004
> Carol Dahmen
>
>
> 916-653-6575
>
> Secretary of State Shelley Releases Draft Standards on
> Paper Audit Trail for E-Voting Machines
> Welcomes Public Comments on the Draft Proposal Through April 19, 2004
>
> SACRAMENTO --- California Secretary of State
> Kevin Shelley announced today that he is seeking
> public comment on draft standards for a verified
> paper trail feature he has required for
> electronic voting machines.
>
> In November 2003, Secretary of State Shelley
> announced that beginning July 1, 2005, no county
> or city may purchase a touch screen voting system
> that does not include an accessible voter
> verified paper audit trail (AVVPAT). As of July
> 2006, all touch screen voting systems used in
> California, regardless of when they were
> purchased, must have an AVVPAT that can be used
> by all voters, including the visually impaired,
> to verify that their voting preferences are
> accurately recorded.
>
> ìThese standards will be used by voting system
> manufacturers to develop the next generation of
> Californiaís electronic voting machines,î Shelley
> said. ìIn order to be certain that the systems
> developed ensure the integrity of the voting
> process, I encourage the public to submit their
> comments, on-line or in writing, for
> consideration in helping us to adopt final
> standards.î
>
> The Secretary of Stateís staff developed the
> draft standards with input from a working group
> of county elections officials, voting machine
> manufacturers, advocacy groups, and others.
>
> The six-page Draft Standards will be available
> for public comment for 30 days (through April 19
> at the Secretary of Stateís website at
> http://www.ss.ca.gov/elections/touchscreen.htm.
> Comments will be reviewed and considered by the
> Secretary in consultation with the working group
> of county elections officials.
>
> During this 30-day period the public is
> encouraged to send written comments by any of the
> following methods:
>
>
> Write to: Secretary of State Kevin Shelley
>
> Attn: AVVPAT Draft Standards
> 1500 11th Street, 5th Floor
> Sacramento, CA 95814
>
>
> Email: AVVPAT@ss.ca.gov
>
>
> Fax: (916) 653-3214
>
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> Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4507
> tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
>
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