Re: Brand new concept in audit trails

From: Jim March <jmarch_at_prodigy_dot_net>
Date: Wed May 04 2005 - 12:29:29 CDT

Teresa Hommel wrote:

> Some folks want a "twentifirst century" solution. Why not mandate the
> use of camcorders to record the handling of ballots once cast until
> the election is certified.
> An extra set of ballot images or copies introduces so many issues, and
> you can't even get some election people to handle one set.
> Teresa Hommel

Well...two problems:

* If we film the VOTERS, we lose the secrecy of the vote.

* If we film the elections HQ unpacking the paper, that problem goes
away but others crop up - the camera can't scan through every sheet or
it would be a LOT more film than the "Lord Of The Rings" trilogy
*before* the director did edits :).

If we go with the "double layer paper stuck together" concept (NCR paper
or carbons), the paper handling by voters and pollworkers is identical
to present-day use of any "ballot printing" setup (not just ours but the
ES&S version and other variants).

Paper handling at elections HQ is more complex but still not as
complicated as dealing with absentee ballots with their external envelope.

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