Re: Have you ever been a poll worker?

From: Steve Chessin <steve_dot_chessin_at_sun_dot_com>
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 18:44:57 CDT

>Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 08:08:22 -0700 (PDT)
>From: "Edmund R. Kennedy" <>
>Subject: Re: [voting-project] Have you ever been a poll worker?
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>Hello Steve:
>In printing, the process you describe below is called, "Fanning."

Thank you! I couldn't remember the term.

>However it is usually done with blank paper and the idea is to add a
>little film of air between each sheet so they move a little more freely
>in realtionship to each other. It is also done before jogging paper
>into an even stack.

It is also done by bored middle- and high-school students making small
animated cartoons in the outer margins of their textbooks and
notebooks. Or did you never do that? :-)

In my scenario, during the canvass of a primary, all the ballots cast
in a given precinct would be sorted into piles by color. Each pile
would be "faced" (the corner cut makes this easier) so that the ballots
would all be facing the same way, and then fanned to check for
incorrectly voted ballots (the wrong party selected by the voter and
not detected by the poll worker). Of course, if the pre-printing
included a bar code to specify party, then the BR scanner could compare
that information to that in the EVM-printed bar code and reject a
ballot that was mis-voted.

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