Re: Questions from election officials

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

Arthur,

> 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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