Re: Summary of election characteristics

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sun Nov 25 2007 - 16:43:30 CST

Hello Charlie,

        I basically agree with your sentiment below and it could be a good
reply to many recent correspondents. However, it would be more helpful if
you pointed Mr. Swarzman to the link to the archives at the end of your
letter along with a link to the web site.

Thanks,

 --

Edmund R. Kennedy, PE
10777 Bendigo Cove
San Diego, CA 92126

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[mailto:ovc-discuss-bounces+ekennedyx=yahoo.com@listman.sonic.net] On Behalf
Of Charlie Strauss
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 3:16 PM
To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list
Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Summary of election characteristics

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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