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

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sun May 09 2004 - 19:35:02 CDT

Hello Arthur:

    How is the ballot transferred from the folder to the ballot box?

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Keller" <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] TED SELKER: US Election Assistance

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