Re: Polling place conditions

From: Karl Auerbach <karl_at_cavebear_dot_com>
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 02:17:08 CDT

Ed Kennedy wrote:

> I had originally though that we need pretty robust stuff and had to
> worry about vandalism and sabotage, but now I think generic hardware in
> a standard setup should probably do fine.

I've done a lot of trade show stuff and things are tampered with as well
as physically damaged, to the degree that there are guards over a lot of
the equipment 24x7 - and even then things walk away or get vandalized.

And during load-in and strike, periods that are quite in tune with what
happens as a voting place is set up and torn down, the treatment of
equipment is usually on the rough side - I've seen computers skewered on
fork lift tines, and the phrase "it fell off the truck" reflects all too
frequent reality.

         --karl--

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