Re: Polling Place conditions, reframing the issue

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 13:41:37 CDT

Hello Arthur:
     Then that means another machine at the poll judges table to activate these cards. That gets a little more complicated. Was something like a one time use PIN number discussed? Voters would generally be used to those. I can see plenty of trouble with those as well.
Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Arthur Keller <> wrote:
At 10:58 AM -0700 5/14/04, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>Hello Arthur:
> I guess I don't understand the voting cycle. I know that the
>now decertified Diebold Acuvote Tsx has a smart card card reader
>that allows the voter to do just 1 voting cycle (in theory). Once
>the voter pushes the button on the screen that they are done, it
>apparently deactivates the card and expels it out of the machine
>and into the hands of the voter. The voter then gives card
>back to a poll worker who gives them an "I voted" sticker.
> <>
>What's to keep an EVM voter from voting again and again, then
>stuffing them all into the privacy folder and dropping them into the
>ballot box? Are we using a smart card? I don't see anything about
>a card reader.

Earlier, I suggested using a smart card in the same way you mention.
I've acquired some smart card equipment, and Karl is experimenting
with it in his copious ;-) spare time.

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