Re: Newsletter -- Open Voting Consortium

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Sun May 08 2005 - 13:16:48 CDT

On Saturday 07 May 2005 19:08, OpenVoting Newsletter wrote:
> 4. You scan your ballot into a second machine that counts it.

> 7. The CD from the original voting computer is compared with
> the data that was read in with the bar code scanner. Each bar
> code represents a vote and must be matched with a record on the
> CD. Each individual vote must match and also the total number
> of votes must match. If not, the paper ballots are available
> and can be hand counted.

This is incorrect. The verification scanner does no counting.
Scanning and tabulating to get counts and results is a separate
process done after the polls close.

Edward Cherlin
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