Re: A brief introduction and some questions. Follow up.

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 03 2004 - 16:39:10 CDT

Arthur,

> At 2:14 PM -0700 5/3/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
> >All of this needs thorough investigation ... costs/benefits etc. A lot
of
> >the issues are not obvious.
> >
> >A few of the models discussed involve
> >
> >- leading edge, use once for voting
> >- trailing edge, use once for voting
> >- leading edge, warehoused systems used multiple times
> >- trailing edge, warehoused systems used multiple times.
>
> For immediate purposes, I want to propose what will get us through
> the standards process and deployed as quick as possible.
>
Right. But discussions with standards makers has only just started. From
what I can determine, these people really don't know what they're doing.
For example, they rely mainly on black box testing to certify paperless
touch screen systems. Should we respect a process that is little more than
a charade?

Alan D.
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