Re: Peer Hand Counting

From: Bev Harris <bev_at_blackboxvoting_dot_org>
Date: Wed Nov 14 2007 - 13:31:05 CST

> San Francisco is generally very good at getting things on the web.

In most states, if it's on the Web they don't have to go to the extra effort of
giving you the same document as a public record, so it can be pointed out that
this is a time saver.

> I wouldn't be too hard on John Arntz about this now.

This isn't about being hard on people. It is important to make him aware of the
problem so that he can remedy it through training. It's important that we have
been made aware of it, because it may be helpful for citizen observers to take
the document with them so they can point elections workers at the policies that
allow them to observe.

> But, as Brent noticed, there was some difficulty getting a view of
> everything going on at elections central because of the way the rooms
> were set up for manual processes.

Viewing must be meaningful. That means that observers must be able to observe
the meaningful part of the process, not just bodies in a room with backs of
machines. This is a problem throughout the nation.

> Somebody should tell John Arntz and David Tom and Debra Bowen that if
> you have a computer screen in the operation, the monitor must be
> situated so that the public can clearly view it at all times through
> the operation.

Agreed. But grab and oar and row. Write them a letter today and fax or mail it


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