Re: Schedule for the EVM Mark 1

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 19:40:31 CDT

Ed, assuming funding is received by the end of June, the goal is to
have a production-grade reference platform system (NOT a prototype)
ready in about a year. Discussions on architectural differences and
specifications are helpful to jumpstart the production-grade software
development process. Completing the demo makes it easy to secure
HAVA funds in the various states.

Best regards,

At 12:57 PM -0700 5/13/04, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>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 protot! ype 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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