Re: Summary of election characteristics

From: Charlie Strauss <cems_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Sat Nov 24 2007 - 17:15:54 CST

Perhaps you should peruse the OVC website to find out what OVC is
trying to create.

On Nov 24, 2007, at 2:22 PM, Danny Swarzman wrote:

> I think that a good way to conduct an election that most people would
> consider trustworthy would have these characteristics:
>
> 1. Voter marked paper ballot for most voters.
>
> 2. Ballot marking or printing device for voters with disabilities.
>
> 3. Precinct scanner to check for over/under vote.
>
> 4. Hand count for some precincts as verification.
>
> 5. Open source software running on off-the-shelf systems.
>
> Some things about which there is a variation of opinions:
>
> 6. Electronic records of data from scanned precinct ballots is sent
> for central tabulation, keeping paper ballots as a cross-check.
> The alternative is to scan the ballots at a central scanner and use
> that count, keeping the precinct electronic records as cross-check.
>
> 7. Some prefer hand count in precincts for elections without instant
> runoff voting.
>
> 8. Hand counting for entire elections without instant runoff voting.
>
> Does this express the consensus of this group?
>
> -Danny
>
>
>
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