Re: NY -- Village Voice on Open Source Voting Machines

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Nov 16 2007 - 14:59:13 CST

Charlie,

> So what is the right solution? Assuming it actually costs 1 Million
> to test a system how should this be paid. Should states simply
> accept all comers and eat the cost?
>
No.

> Seems like a compromise position might be
> 1) have some sort of filter or initial hearing to reject
> impractical systems
> 2) then high level testing for free.
>
We have some filters there. The proposal has been on the table for some
months now. Maybe it's time to read it?

http://www.elections.state.ny.us/NYSBOE/hava/Voting_Machines/ProposedResolutionConcerningFeesForTesting.pdf

> perhaps the filter could be requests from a sufficient number
> of Clerks for access to the system or past sales in the state.
>
We don't have that filter there.

Alan D.

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