Re: Alternatives to a single bar code

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Wed May 05 2004 - 22:41:58 CDT

On May 5, 2004, at 7:46 PM, Steve Chessin wrote:
> See http://vote98.ss.ca.gov/Final/Statement_of_Vote.htm

 From a quick glance, this looks like it would fit comfortably in the
80-bit informal limit I suggested for 1-D barcodes. For an exact
number, please use my election-entropy.py tool. I didn't look at the
exact numbers of candidates and the like, but you can do that.

You're right that *IF* all those contests were ranked preference (i.e.
IRV) then the bit count would be much higher. But in point of fact,
none of them actually were, right? As single-selection, the entropy of
the election is still quite low.
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