Re: Questions from election officials

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 03 2004 - 16:36:38 CDT


> I agree we should not stay on the side lines. We should also not
> have changes to the standards (or even worse, the standards process)
> be on the critical path of getting our system adopted.
To a certain extent, we have no choice in the matter. For the most part
recommendations, standards etc. just don't cover the OVC system. We have to
get involved in this aspect.

> Of course, we should propose changes to the standards and the
> standards process. But we will never "own" the process, and we have
> to pass the current processes to join the club first.
We may never "own" the process. But to be successful, we will have to get
seriously involved in the process. Otherwise, the likes of ES&S, Diebold,
Sequoia, and Hart Intercivic will use their own influence with standards
bodies to keep us out.

Alan D.

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