Re: Schedule for the EVM Mark 1

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 14:57:52 CDT

Hello Arthur:
     So, you (plural form) have around a year to have a prototype to the Secretary of State, correct? What's the events the durations of the tasks on the critical path to get UC underway on this project? Based on your questions, you are already laying the groundwork and I'm wondering how others might help.
Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Arthur Keller <> wrote:
At 12:05 PM -0700 5/13/04, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>Hello All:
> For the sake of discussion, let's say that the County of San
>Diego wants 11,000 EVM Mark 1's for the November, 2006 elections.
>Let us assume that certification takes 6 months by the California
>Secretary of State.
>1. Would September of 2006 be early enough to deliver and give
>adequate training to Poll workers?
>2. Working backwards from there, how long would at take to assemble
>and deliver these 11,000 machines? One would not order this
>equipment until the prototype device was certified. Would it take 6
>months for a private contractor or similar to assemble this
>equipment? Remember, political considerations would mean that the
>equipment would have to be assembled in the USA.
>3. Would the prototype be ready by September of 2005 for certification?
>Sketching something like a time line from the above, that means
>there is perhaps 15 months to have the prototype ready for the
>certification process. Is this possible? I'm aware that the OVC
>not contemplate being in the business of providing these EVM but as
>the software is key to all of this, OVC finds itself at the
>beginning of the timeline.

My goal is to have UC develop a system by Spring 2005 that can be
certified and tested in elections for fall 2005. So that's doable
for the primary in 2006. Counties won't use it for the fall 2006
elections unless it was tested in the primary 2006 elections.

Best regards,

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