Re: flimsy paper?

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 14:30:28 CDT

I actually prefer 24 lb paper to 20 lb paper. Somewhat sturdier and
easily handled by printers and scanners. You can go up to 32 lb
without problems on most printers. Using card stock limits the type
of printers and scanners to those with a straight-through paper path.

Punching holes in the ballots do not make them human verifiable.
Barcodes are more reliable than punch cards.

Best regards,

At 11:44 AM -0500 5/10/05, Lara Shaffer wrote:
>I talked with someone in Ohio who was very adamant that if we used regular
>printer paper it wouldn't be thick enough and would cause problems (paper
>jams, scanning problems if the papers were folded or ripped, etc). He
>suggested we use thicker paper. He was also a big fan of IBM cards and
>programming the computer to punch a hole instead of print out the name of
>the person the voter voted for.
>I promised him I would bring these issues up with the developers, so there
>you go.... Feel free to respond if you think these are valid concerns.
>Otherwise, don't worry about it....

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