Re: More on voting stations

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 13:54:35 CDT

Arthur,

> Perhaps you missed the sentence in my quote above: "Finally you can
> install a new inkjet cartridge for each election."
>
Inkjets are too slow. Please show me an inkjet that will have ballot in the
out tray 8 seconds after you press print. You may get something like that
speed if you remove the graphics. I don't want to remove the graphics. I
think the watermarks are important for the reasons discussed many months
ago. If anything, we may want more graphics.

> It's risky not to do that for an election, and more expensive
> and more environmentally unfriendly to do that for laser toner
cartridges.
>
I don't agree. I don't think it will be necessary to put in a new toner
cartridge in every printer. The print duty for a voting station is very
light--on the order of 100 pages. There should be procedures in place to
ensure cartridges have plenty of capacity left. And there should be a spare
printer on hand and perhaps a spare cartridge on hand just in case.

Alan D.
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