Re: Reflections on the election and implications for the OVC

From: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joehall_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Wed Nov 03 2004 - 16:19:42 CST

> I was about to say that. Thanks, Charlie, for saying that. Early voting is
> being promoted precisely because DREs are expensive. It's a way to get more
> usage out of these machines. It's typical of the mentality that prevails
> with many election officials: Let's plan the voting system and procedures
> with election administration considerations paramount -- the voter's
> concerns (long lines) is not so important.

There are indications that DREs just take longer for the average voter
to vote on... would be good to study this... this could be a learning
issue (in that, once people are familiar with them, they will go
faster). -Joe

PS: here's a quick write-up of my E-Day:
http://dream.sims.berkeley.edu/~jhall/nqb2/index.php?title=my_e_day
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