Re: Ms. Tobi's overheated rhetoric

From: Arlene Montemarano <mikarl_at_starpower_dot_net>
Date: Mon Nov 12 2007 - 11:45:52 CST

I believe the auditing is an integral part of the hand count, when done
correctly.

Arthur Keller wrote:
> You can probably reduce your $25/hour cost estimate to whatever the
> rate is for San Francisco's living wage ordinance.
>
> How would that cost compare with optical scan machine counts?
>
> Note that there would be audits for both the hand-counts and the
> machine counts.
>
> Best regards,
> Arthur
>
> At 1:04 AM -0800 11/12/07, Danny Swarzman wrote:
>
>> Arthur makes some good points. I'll try another slant on estimating.
>> See if it passes scrutiny better.
>>
>> First, I must admit that the recent election wasn't typical. There
>> was a majority for one candidate in the first round of each of three
>> IRV contests. Let's try for more typical assumptions.
>>
>> That is 48 person/hours get 944*9 or 8496 votes counted.
>>
>> The New Hampshire figures come to one person/hour = 177 votes counted
>> or one vote costs .0056 person/hours
>>
>> San Francisco ballot with 11 measures. Let's say three IRV contests
>> are more typical with say six rounds of counting. That would make the
>> election equivalent to 11+3*6 = 29 votes counted per ballot.
>>
>> 29*200000 votes to count. 32768 person hours. If there were 100
>> people working at any give shift, it would take 327 hours or 13.6
>> days and cost $819200.
>>
>> Is that a better estimate?
>>
>> -Danny
>>
>
>

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