Re: Alternatives to a single bar code

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 12:08:27 CDT

Arthur,
>
> The BVA has to report the ballot choices as they will be counted.
> The implication is that unless you move to one barcode per ballot
> choice, the bar code for the BVA needs to be the *same* barcode used
> for canvassing. Otherwise, the voter hasn't actually verified their
> vote. I think that logically precludes the parallel barcode scheme
> Alan is proposing.
>
I disagree. Adding a 2-D barcode would not invalidate the 1-D barcode.
Part of the canvass would verify they indicate the same selections. It
actually improves the overall security of the system.

Alan D.

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