Welcome Message updated draft, Mark II

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sat May 08 2004 - 11:57:51 CDT

Hello All:

Here are the promised revisions of the Welcome letter for your comments:



 This list, maintained by Arthur Keller <arthur@kellers.org>, is for
 those participating in the project to develop a PC-based voting
 machine with a voter-verifiable ballot. Here's general information
 for the list you've subscribed to, in case you don't already have it:
 This list has been in existence since July 2003 and a great many
 issues have been discussed.

About Question:

1. First see our website, <http://www.openvotingconsortium.org/>.
2. We've tried to summarize the discussions in a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section at
3. Should you feel that your questions have not been answered in the FAQ, you may wish to try accessing our correspondence
 archive (see <http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/>).
4. For those of you most interested in the more technical issues, you may wish to visit the EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) home page at <http://evm2003.sourceforge.net/>
5. [We still need a glossary and acronym link for the Alphabet soup we use.]
6. [We are beginning to develope specifications and standards such as, the monitor is best used flat, we can't rewrite the nation's elections laws to suit us, we're going to start with one (1!) hardware platform for certification and work out from there, etc. I'd like to see these things pulled together in a living document for all of us to examine. Having a link to it on the welcome letter could be very helpful.]

All of these resources are also available under links at the Open Voting Consortium web page mentioned above.

 If, your question is not covered or unclear there, feel free to write us
 at <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>.

Please don't feel discouraged about these two simple requests. We're actually a sociable bunch but most all of us have day jobs and want to stay focused on the goal of moving forward on making available a practical, open-source, electronic voting system that prints a ballot the voter can verify, a system that we can all trust.

Your opinions and questions are always welcomed.

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