Re: Some FAQs

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Tue May 03 2005 - 16:34:45 CDT

> Another questions we might add (just to cover the ground) is: "What
> happens if a fraction of the paper ballots in the ballot box are
> destroyed during voting?" (That is, what if they get wet and are
> unreadable or if a maldoer poors acid in them (as happened recently in
> the Ukraine).)
>
> The stock answer is the same as the answer to "What happens if all the
> copies of the EBIs are destroyed?" Basically, we have a re-vote on
> our hands for that polling place, no?
>
> Come to think of it, this might be more in the realm of local election
> procedure and even a court of law... oh well, Joe
>
Good questions, Joe. Another related issue has to do with transport of the
physical records from the precinct. I've always said you put everything in
a box, seal it, and take it to HQ. It might be better to put split them up
a bit -- don't put all the eggs in one basket. For example, put all the
paper stuff (roster, ballots, reports, etc.) in one box. Put all the
electronic copies (CDs, DVDs, thumb drives, memory cards, whathaveyou) in
another box. This would make a conspiracy to alter the records more
difficult. Also in case of some disaster and one box is destroyed, you have
the other box.

Alan D

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