Re: Ballot Reconciliation Procedure

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Thu Nov 27 2003 - 12:49:20 CST

David,

> I have had the informal understanding that the existing check-in
> procedure was a matter of regulation (and therefore, we cannot simply
> declare a new check-out step). .....
>
To elaborate on this point a bit further.... yes, we may well influence many
changes in regulations. In fact, once we have open source election software
certified, we should probably begin a movement to outlaw the use of closed
source systems in elections.

It's called "regulatory capture." That's what we want.

Alan D.
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