Re: Re: Request for technical opinion on EBIs

From: David Mertz <voting-project_at_gnosis_dot_cx>
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 21:32:25 CDT

On May 24, 2004, at 9:19 PM, Douglas W. Jones wrote:
> This is required by FEC/NASED standards. All existing precinct-count
> optical mark-sense scanners and all existing touch screen voting
> systems
> maintain audit logs that record the time at which each ballot is cast,
> minus the ballot cast, and separately, the ballots cast, minus the
> timestamp.

How accurate does the timestamp need to be? Specifically, under the OVC
design, when the EBI is created is not when the ballot is "cast." A
ballot is case by placing the paper in the ballot box... i.e. maybe a
minute or two later than when vote selections are completed, but a
variable amount of time. And the timing might vary more when ballots
or spoiled, or under other special circumstances (e.g. technical or
procedural incidents at a polling place).
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