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:
>Karl,
>
>> 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 - http://wwws.sun.com/sunray/sunray150/index.html
>>
>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

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