Re: Touchscreens for Voting Machines

From: Douglas W. Jones <jones_at_cs_dot_uiowa_dot_edu>
Date: Fri Nov 03 2006 - 16:02:25 CST

On Nov 2, 2006, at 1:16 PM, Arthur Keller wrote:

> 1. All touchscreen voting machines should allow recalibration in the
> middle of a ballot session. This way, the voter can complete the
> process correctly.

I'd hate for this to involve the pollworker coming anywhere near the
voting booth.

So, what we need is a recalibration operation that is trivial for the
voter. One way to do this is to routinely have displays that call for
the voter to touch corners of the display (put the next button on the
lower left corner, the back button on the upper right, for example), and
take pokes at those buttons as calibration hints.

                Doug Jones
                jones@cs.uiowa.edu

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