Re: 80 race capacity

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Wed May 19 2004 - 12:48:00 CDT

On May 19, 2004, at 1:17 PM, charlie strauss wrote:
> Been chatting with the NASED director again who is strictly opposed to
> paper trail systems.

What a very problematic official :-(.

> Does OVC have a large race-count ballot format yet? and if so could
> someone run one off for me? In new mexico there are usually at least
> three parties per race.

I am pretty sure that no one has previously prepared such samples. But
if you (Charlie... or anyone else) feels like creating a mockup, that
would be great.

In the demo, the layout of the printed ballot is pretty much hardcoded.
  I think it's a nice layout overall, and I think the decision to only
print the names voted for, not those omitted, is a good one (even if
not absolutely final).

A mockup, in my opinion, should look generally similar to the demo, but
might use some smaller fonts or tighter spacing to fit more contests.
In particular, for space, it should definitely continue the strategy of
printing only the choices selected. A first pass at a mockup cold skip
the watermarks, but we can certainly figure out how to add those back.
It should be possible to create a reasonable mockup just using a word
processor (or perhaps something like LaTeX, for someone familiar with
it).

It might be nice to get a sense of the densest reasonable single-page
8.5x11, and likewise for 8.5x14. We could put those mockups (as PDF)
on the OVC/EVM2003 websites as resources to show to officials or
reporters.
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