Re: Have you ever been a poll worker?

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon May 17 2004 - 20:54:56 CDT

Sounds good to me. Perhaps you could add it to the wiki someplace?

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

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From: "Steve Chessin" <steve_dot_chessin_at_sun_dot_com>
To: <voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net>
Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: Have you ever been a poll worker?

> >Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 08:08:22 -0700 (PDT)
> >From: "Edmund R. Kennedy" <ekennedyx@yahoo.com>
> >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.
>
> --Steve
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