Re: Secure logging (was: King COunty)

From: Edward Cherlin <cherlin_at_pacbell_dot_net>
Date: Thu Nov 11 2004 - 12:41:01 CST

On Tuesday 09 November 2004 06:11 pm, Fred McLain wrote:
> A safe, inexpensive and well tested mechanism exists for
> logging, cash register printers.

Several DREs have them in the back. They log each vote in
sequence, but the voter can't check.

> It's not as techie, but they
> work! Integration of one of these with the tally software we
> have shouldn't be overly difficult. What might be more
> interesting is making them physically secure as they are in
> cash registers.

ROTFL. The checkout clerks replace the tape rolls when they are
full. The only security on a point-of-purchase machine is
typically a hardware key, and there are a lot of well-known ways
to pick a lock or con a clerk into opening the machine for you.

> -Fred-

Edward Cherlin
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