Re: Hart InterCivic eSlate and eScan machines

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Sun May 21 2006 - 17:30:20 CDT

Ballot images are not normally pictures. They use whatever file format they
workup for the purpose. We'd like to move toward some standard xml format.
Here's an article by OVC CTO David Mertz, which includes a description of
our prototype format ballot image.

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/xml/library/x-matters36.html

Alan D.

>
> Thanks Joseph Hall and Jim Soper for the information. I'll read the
> reports carefully. Are these ballot "images" stored in some picture
> format or as a database record? (No need to answer if the info is
> already in the reports.)
>
> Given that these images are stored, would a tamperer have to change
> both the images and the running tally in order to be home free?
> Obviously, changes could be made to the tally while ignoring the
> ballot images in such a way that a recount would be improbable.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jerry
>
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