Re: Bits and what they reveal

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 02:37:06 CDT

At 9:03 AM +0200 5/6/04, Jan Karrman wrote:
>On Wed, 5 May 2004, Arthur Keller wrote:
>
>> At 2:27 PM -0700 5/5/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>> >RE: [voting-project] Bits and what they reveal
>> >
>> >> To contradict myself a bit, ....
>> >>
>> >Nice going, Laird.
>> >
>> >> since there's only one reader
>> >> per polling station, .....
>> >>
>> >Minor point: I don't think we'd go with one. You'd need a backup for sure.
>> >
>> >> and only one person running the
>> >> scanner, the hardware and training costs are less of an
>> > > issue than for the vote entry stations. :-)
>> >>
>>
>> Both the BRP and the BVA include scanners.
>>
>
>True enough, but they are never used at the same time. And unless
>the scanner in the BVA is builtin into the station in a way that
>it cannot be used for the BRP, it would only be a good thing if
>the same scanner that the voters verified there votes with, also
>was used for reconciliation.

Perhaps, but I doubt that we can rely on all polling place clerks to
disconnect the scanner from the BVA and hook it up to the BRP. So in
practice, I assume they'll be separate (sets of) machines with
separate scanners.

Best regards,
Arthur

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