Re: A partial non-computer based solution to the ballot box stuffing problem and some voter initialization comments

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Sun May 16 2004 - 19:37:32 CDT

Ed,

> Again, the idea is that a small part of the ballot is completely
> exposed so a poll worker can check
> for double ballots with their finger tips.
>
It's not clear to me that you understand what has been demonstrated
already -- first at the Oct 26 event at UC Santa Cruz and then the "full"
demo on Apr 1.

I suggest that you print out a ballot. You need to print the postscript
file rather than the PDF so that you have the barcodes in the right position
on the ballot. The barcode will be close to the edge (around 4-5
millimeters or around 3/16ths of an inch).

Take a standard sized manilla file folder. It's about 9 in X 12 in. Cut
the open end so that it's about 8 X 12. Now if you put the ballot in the
folder, about 1/2 in. along the long edge is exposed (you can see the
barcode on the exposed edge). This is also part of the one-person-one
ballot check. It would be plain to see if there was more than one ballot.
The pollworker will take the folder from the voter and slide the one and
only one ballot (face down) from the folder into the ballot box. This has
been explained several times on the list.

Thanks.

Alan D.
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