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

From: Popkin, Laird (WMG Corp) <"Popkin,>
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 11:22:53 CDT

All of the barcode schemes that I am familiar with are highly redundant with
error correcting codes, etc., so if a little is cut off a bit of an edge
that won't cause any problems. Of course, you don't want to _plan_ on
clipping the image every time id you can avoid it, as that reduces the
margin for recovering from some other error (e.g. smudging, folding, ripped
and taped back together...).

Speaking of which, check out http://semacode.org/ . They use something
called Data Matrix (http://www.rvsi.com/acuitycimatrix/rr-datm1.htm) that
seems to be fairly widely adopted for industrial applications.

- LP

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[mailto:owner-voting-project@afterburner.sonic.net]On Behalf Of Arthur
Keller
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Subject: Re: [voting-project] A partial non-computer based solution to
the ballot box stuffing problem and some voter initialization comments

At 9:48 AM -0700 5/19/04, Alan Dechert wrote:
> >
>> Some can, and some cannot. See http://www.cups.org/faq.php?24 for
>example.
>>
>All the printers they mention can have side margins 4 - 6 mm using CUPS.
>We're currently printing a little under 5 mm from the edge. If you want to
>go to 6 mm to accommodate Epson injets, that's fine. I see no reason to go
>for more than that. Larger side margins restrict the area for text.

Engineering tolerance says that you should increase it slightly,
since the bar code is so critical you don't want it cut off. How
about 7.5mm as the OVC standard?

Best regards,
Arthur

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