Re: Printers Revisited and polling place conditions

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 00:57:24 CDT

At 10:15 PM -0700 5/23/04, Ed Kennedy wrote:
> I'm not entirely sure about a locked printer enclosure. The voting
>station model that I've seen is the touch screen monitor in front with the
>printer sitting on the same level behind the monitor and in the voting
>station. In the case of laser printers which are preferred solely IMHO
>because the pages normally come out face down, the controls tend to be near
>the output bin where the voter would pick up the ballot making it tricky to
>design. Laser printers kick out a lot of heat (especially if setting the
>fusers to be always on) and the enclosure would have to be quite open for
>ventilation.

That's another reason for inkjet printers.

>For the purpose of certification we might want to agree that
>lasers should be used because they are the worst case situation in some
>ways.

I don't understand your logic.

Best regards,
Arthur

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