Re: Printers Revisited

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat May 22 2004 - 13:56:58 CDT

At 11:46 AM -0400 5/22/04, David Mertz wrote:
>>One of the requirements for the printer, as I understand it, is
>>that the ballot leave the printer face down.
>I do not believe there is any reason why this is a requirement.
>FWIW, many printers that do maintain collation order don't emit
>pages face down. Moreover, collation of a job is often handled by
>reversing the print order in software or printer firmware, for those
>printers that do not mechanically collate. Reversing the page order
>for printing a couple page ballot is not difficult.

It helps assure privacy of the ballot. Otherwise a booth is needed.
It is not clear that all DRE's are administered in booths.

Best regards,

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