Re: Printers Revisited and polling place conditions

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 14:27:42 CDT

As far as I understand, it's the configuration that's certified, not
scenarios. Perhaps someone with more expertise (Doug?) can comment
on this issue.

Best regards,

At 8:34 AM -0700 5/24/04, Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:
>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.
>Best regards,
>Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303-4507
>tel +1(650)424-0202, fax +1(650)424-0424

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