Re: A comment in Teresa's letter about the Automark needs more information

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sat May 07 2005 - 21:47:46 CDT

I don't know who the specific individual was, but there will be a report
issued by the organization, and I'll let you know when it comes out.

Teresa Hommel

Edmund R. Kennedy wrote:

>Hello Teresa:
>
>Did that satisfy the disabled person who had the
>problem with the Automark? Regardless, I'm very
>pleased by this development.
>
>Thanks, Ed Kennedy
>
>--- Teresa Hommel <tahommel@earthlink.net> wrote:
>
>
>
>>The Automark as demonstrated on May 3 in Syracuse NY
>>has a privacy
>>sleeve (cardboard folder).
>>
>>The unmarked ballot is placed into the folder by the
>>election worker. No
>>one can see the ballot face while the ballot is in
>>the folder. The human
>>assistant (of the voter who cannot manually handle
>>their own ballot)
>>carries the folder with the ballot in it to the
>>Automark, places the
>>folder on the Automark, and pushes the ballot
>>forward by touching the
>>ballot through a small opening in the folder. This
>>causes the Automark
>>to pull the ballot into the Automark.
>>
>>The voter the uses the various devices attached to
>>the Automark to vote
>>on the ballot. The ballot comes out of the Automark
>>directly back into
>>the folder. No one can view the ballot face or the
>>votes on the ballot.
>>The human assistant places the folder on the optical
>>scanner, pushes the
>>ballot forward by touching the ballot through the
>>small opening. This
>>causes the optical scanner to pull the ballot into
>>the optical scanner.
>>
>>The law and the idea of the private and independent
>>vote is that no one
>>can view the voter's votes.
>>
>>That has been accomplished with this well-designed
>>folder, I believe
>>designed by some elections folks in the midwest.
>>
>>Teresa Hommel
>>
>>
>>Ed Kennedy wrote:
>>
>>
>>
><http://gnosis.python-hosting.com/voting-project/April.2005/0027.html>
>
>
>>>
>>>Hello Ron and Teresa:
>>>
>>>Arthur caught this little article above about the
>>>
>>>
>>AutoMark and I dug
>>
>>
>>>it out of the archives for you. Actually, it's
>>>
>>>
>>really a case of how
>>
>>
>>>shameless and desperate the DRE manufacturers are
>>>
>>>
>>to use the fact
>>
>>
>>>that quadriplegics might have to handle the
>>>
>>>
>>ballots as an allegedly
>>
>>
>>>valid excuse to not have paper ballots. Sooner
>>>
>>>
>>than we think,
>>
>>
>>>many quadriplegics will get remote control arm
>>>
>>>
>>like devices attached
>>
>>
>>>to their wheel chairs and be able to handle paper
>>>
>>>
>>ballots with
>>
>>
>>>reasonable privacy. Until then though, it goes
>>>
>>>
>>way beyond reasonable
>>
>>
>>>accommodation IMHO to claim that the existence of
>>>
>>>
>>quadriplegic are a
>>
>>
>>>valid excuse for all of us to not use paper
>>>
>>>
>>ballots.
>>
>>
>>>
>>>--
>>>
>>>Thanks, Edmund R. Kennedy
>>>
>>>Always work for the common good.
>>>
>>>10777 Bendigo Cove
>>>San Diego, CA 92126-2510
>>>USA
>>>
>>>I blog now and then at:
>>>
>>>
>><http://ekennedyx.blogspot.com/>
>>
>>
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>>
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