Re: Voting with digital pen

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Mon May 21 2007 - 12:27:19 CDT

On May 21, 2007, at 11:01 AM, Charlie Strauss wrote:

> This is a great idea. I especially like that the pen discovers it's
> location rather than using a rigid frame to establish registration.

This has some dangers. My eye can't read the coding of the registration
marks, so misprints would be invisible to a human and could lead to
very bad electronic tabulation. Audits, of course, can be done, but you
really want a system where the print can be checked by the voter's own
eyeball.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu
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