Re: Questions-privacy folders and ballot boxes

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 02:37:37 CDT

At 12:03 AM -0700 5/13/04, Steve Chessin wrote:
> >Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 09:33:29 -0700
>>From: Arthur Keller <>
>>Subject: Re: [voting-project] Questions-privacy folders and ballot boxes
>>There is unimportant minutae and important minutae. This is
>>important minutae.
>>Larger ballot boxes with larger openings is a easy thing.
>>I was recommending heavier stock paper with a watermark and
>>pre-printing. It's an open question whether we should have the
>>numbered tearoff like the votomatic has. The advantage is then you
>>can count your "voted" ballots, your "spoiled" ballots, and your
>>"unused" ballots, and they should match your blank ballot supply. I
>>know that some other people in the project (Alan, for example), don't
>>like to add this level of complexity.
>The punch cards I'm used to had a tear-off stub (that the voter kept)
>that had a serial number on it. You could have pre-scored stub on the
>heavier stock paper that had a serial number on it, that the voter tore
>off and kept. The serial numbering would make it easier to keep track
>of how many blank ballots you had at the beginning and end of the day,
>thus making it easier to determine how many voted and spoiled ballots
>you should have.

Yes, that's the idea.

Best regards,

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