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

From: Ellen Theisen <ellent_at_olympus_dot_net>
Date: Sun May 16 2004 - 20:01:31 CDT

Lots of printers won't print 3/16 from the edge. In fact, I think most of
them won't.

Ellen Theisen
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Dechert" <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
To: <voting-project@lists.sonic.net>
Sent: Sunday, May 16, 2004 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: [voting-project] A partial non-computer based solution to the
ballot box stuffing problem and some voter initialization comments

> 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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