Re: More on voting stations and polling place security

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Wed May 12 2004 - 10:06:41 CDT

Hello Alan:
 
     I've thought about polling place conditions for a little while and I realize that polling places are generally closely supervised so I agree, vandalism may be less of a problem than was previously thought. I think we've been assuming conditions like a public or school library which isn't really valid. In the US, the polling places are only open for a day. People come in, they vote and they scram. I haven't actually seen a problem in polling places but I haven't spent a lot of time in them. I'd be interested in people know of actual problems.
 
Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Alan Dechert <alan@openvotingconsortium.org> wrote:
Karl,

> This stuff has to be ironclad -
>
For starters, it needs to be better and cheaper than what's out there.
What's this talk about the enemy of the good?

> ... we're going to have people who get mad at
> candididates and who try to carve "none of the above" into the
> screens with their pocket knives.
>
And where has this been a problem?

Alan D.

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