Re: Brand new concept in audit trails

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Thu May 05 2005 - 00:35:48 CDT

At 8:27 PM -0700 5/4/05, Ed Kennedy wrote:
>I'm not sure I've ever seen a device that slits paper along the
>lines discussed below in my local office supply or computer
>technology store. Nor can you just stroll into Staples and get
>preperforated paper that runs through typical printers as far as I

I know others disagree, but I like "ballot paper." It's a small
security measure, but a useful one.

> Sure you can take the paper to a good print job shop and have them
>preperforate it, but what a hassle.

And as I mentioned, preprint the two halves with "ballot" and "audit copy"

>I know. I've worked as a printer. Why not two printers? Ink jet
>printers are so damm cheap that you could just about throw them away
>after the election.

Don't get me started on e-waste. Printing two ballot looking things
will cause confusion, particularly if one is cast and the other one
leaves with the voter. Better to have to give both to the poll

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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