Re: Printers Revisited and polling place conditions

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 10:34:40 CDT

Hello Arthur:
     About the worst case logic question, If I design a structure, I'll design it for what could be worst loading combination expected. One doesn't design bridges for motorcycles. One designs them for fully loaded tractor trailers. Similarly one should conservatively design the voting stations for the worst power draw and cost situation, the laser printer. HTH
Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Arthur Keller <> wrote:
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

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

I don't understand your logic.

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