Re: More on voting stations

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 12:19:54 CDT

At 10:00 AM -0700 5/7/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
>> I'm hoping to find someone who already is building a diskless,
>> touch-screen, USB 2, smart-card reader (yes, I do think we need this), PC
>> kind of platform - there are machines that are close (but no cigar), e.g.
>> Sun's SunRay 150 -
>It's fine to look at a specific configuration (even with a smartcard) for a
>first go at the certification process. I'm all for it because it makes
>marketing sense from the election administrator's perspective.

And it makes sense for the development of the reference platform to
be developed by the University of California.

> > We may well need to come up with software controlled curtain mechanism
>> that is present less for privacy and more for keeping the voter in the
>> boot until the paper is ready.
>I'd put that idea on the back-burner... waaaay back.

I think the mechanism we should use is appropriate messaging by the
EVM of the status of the transaction, plus appropriate training for
the poll workers.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424
= The content of this message, with the exception of any external 
= quotations under fair use, are released to the Public Domain    
Received on Mon May 31 23:17:22 2004

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Mon May 31 2004 - 23:18:16 CDT