Re: Polling Place conditions, reframing the issue

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Fri May 14 2004 - 13:49:39 CDT

One-time use PINs would need to work on only one voting machine, or
you could vote once on each voting machine.

Yes, you need another machine for the poll worker to activate the
smart card. It's especially important that this process work well,
particularly for primaries or when there are multiple precincts at
the same polling place.

Best regards,

At 11:41 AM -0700 5/14/04, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>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.
>Best regards,
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