Re: Peer Hand Counting

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Wed Nov 14 2007 - 08:03:33 CST

Precinct scan reduces the problems with chain-of-custody issue. Best
to scan precinct-cast votes in the precinct and the mail-in ballots
centrally. Of course, both should be done with the appropriate
public oversight. I've never had a member of the public view the
poll closing procedure and I'm not even sure what rules apply in
Santa Clara County, California is a member of the public wished to do
so.

Best regards,
Arthur

At 12:47 PM -0800 11/13/07, Richard C. Johnson wrote:
>The central scan is simply the cheapest way to go; both images of
>the scanned ballot and actual paper ballots are left for audit and
>other purposes. The only drawback is: no warning to voters of over
>votes or under votes.

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