Re: Alternatives to a single bar code

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 11:36:52 CDT

> That's a real good question. How big is a DSS message digest? How
> big is an end-to-end check-code? Please note that there have been
> suggestions of digitally signing ballots with both a hardware key and
> either a software-generated key or the CD's key.
But what really needs to be in the barcode?

I could also see having an exposed 1-D barcode just like we have it for the
demo and a 2-D barcode elsewhere on the ballot which would contain all sorts
of other information. This way, you don't need 2-D scanners at the poll
site. Save the 2-D scan for the central count system.

Alan D.
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