Re: TED SELKER: US Election Assistance Commission--Questions

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 18:11:23 CDT

At 1:45 PM -0700 5/9/04, Ed Kennedy wrote:
> I have searched the archives about the 'privacy folder' and am a little
>unclear as to how it would look like. The link to the image site was

The privacy folder is an ordinary manila folder with the "open" end
cut down so that only the bar code is showing when the ballot is
placed in the folder with the same orientation as the folder. Since
the bar code is printed along both long ends of the same side of the
paper, the bar code shows either up or down independently of how the
paper ballot is placed in the privacy folder. There is a problem
with the BVA and the bar code: the bar code may be facing up when
placed on the scanner of the BVA. One way to handle this problem is
to have the ballot paper pre-printed with bar code on the reverse
that basically says "please turn over" to the BVA, which in turn
gives that message to the voter.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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