Re: Consensus of the OVC

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 12:36:09 CDT

At 1:16 PM -0400 5/26/04, David Mertz wrote:
>>For each setup (full-faced and paginated):
>>1) How long did the voters take to complete the ballot?
>>2) Which was easier to confirm all selections before pressing print?
>>3) Did either seem more confusing to the voters?
>>4) Did one have more drop-off (were voters more likely to undervote on
>>contests toward the end) than the other?
>
>I would add:
>
>2b) Which made it easier to modify unintended selection?
>
>I presume this issue favors full-face, but obviously it's empirical.
>It's easy to imagine a voter pressing the wrong button in Contest
>#1. At the Print/Verify screen she might realize it from the
>onscreen summary (presumably presented before printing). Is it
>necessary to press "Back" 13 times to change the selection? (then
>"Next" 13 times to get back to verification?) Or will you add
>another navigation widget (TOC, picklist, tabs, etc) that is likely
>to confuse voters who are not computer experienced?

You could have one-contest-at-a-time for selecting which candidates
to vote for, and full-face or the equivalent for verifying your
ballot before casting. In fact, I've seen DRE's that do just that.

Best regards,
Arthur

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