US Election Assistance Commission--Sequoia

From: Edward Cherlin <edward_dot_cherlin_at_etssg_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 07 2004 - 14:56:56 CDT

Alfie Charles, Sequoia Voting Systems, Business Development VP

Escrow of software source code.

Additional security measures over and above paper-based systems
[i.e. paper only].

"somewhat sensationalized concerns"

California recall undervote rates

1.3% DRE
2.4% optical scan
7.8% punch card

Public not informed about variety of safeguards in place.

"Universe of those with technical savvy to interfere with the
voting process is but a fraction of those capable of stealing
paper ballots..." [!]

Sequoia does not believe that a VVPT is a mandatory requirement
for a voting system, but recognizes that perception is as
important as reality.

-- 
Edward Cherlin, Simputer Evangelist
Encore Technologies (S) Pte. Ltd.
New voices in the global conversation
http://www.ryze.com/go/Cherlin
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