Re: Summary of election characteristics

From: Ron Olson <ron_at_caseohio_dot_org>
Date: Sat Nov 24 2007 - 19:13:30 CST

The devil is in the details and but I think this is a good high level list.

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[mailto:ovc-discuss-bounces+ron=caseohio.org@listman.sonic.net] On Behalf Of
Danny Swarzman
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 4:23 PM
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Subject: [OVC-discuss] Summary of election characteristics

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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