Re: Fwd: Hand count elections

From: Teresa Hommel <tahommel_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Tue Nov 27 2007 - 10:58:05 CST

I don't have that info. A discussion of different IRV types of math a
few years ago convinced me that IRV was a bad idea, and that it was
better to hold run-off elections where everyone knows who they are
voting for and how the numbers work.

Teresa

Brent Turner wrote:

> Teresa- Have you analyzed the Instant Run off / Rank Choice /
> FairVote aspect- ? I'd like to know how the math works- Volunteer
> hours etc - BT
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> From: Teresa Hommel [mailto:tahommel@earthlink.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 6:49 AM
> To: Open Voting Consortium discussion list
> Subject: Re: [OVC-discuss] Fwd: Hand count elections
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>Re Alan's statement below "To all the hand-count advocates: SF is a good test case. Let them know they can do it."
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>Get your local SF citizens to call and ask for the board of elections to take their names to be called to work as counters.
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>Hold a press event, present a list of "volunteer counters" to the appropriate guy, and make a public call to citizens to contact you/the board of elections to be counters.
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>I sent an email to my contacts in SF and urged them to do this.
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>Teresa
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> Alan Dechert wrote:
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>Re: [OVC-discuss] Fwd: Hand count elections
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>Doug Kellner wrote:
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>>I am not sure why everyone is spending so much
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>>effort discussing how to count paper ballots. It
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>>is simply a matter of organization and logistics
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>>that many boards of elections have been dealing
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>>with for years.
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>We could really use some help convincing San Francisco officials that
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>hand-counting is not so bad (or even a GOOD thing). Our position has been
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>to encourage them to stand firm on purchasing an open source voting system.
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>If no vendor has an open and certified system available when they need it,
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>go to a hand count. Officials seem horrified at the prospect of hand
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>counting, and the media is helping to fan the flames.
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>There is increasing pressure to go with the Sequoia contract, which we
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>helped forestall earlier this year. It doesn't help that ES&S continues to
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>be a problem for them.
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>http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2635&Itemid=51 <http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2635&Itemid=51>
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>We met with Aaron Peskin (president of the SF Board of Supervisors) last
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>week. He suggested we meet with John Arntz, Direct of Elections. We had
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>that meeting today. I don't know what's going to happen, but I think it's
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>fair to say that if they don't have a new system in place for NOV 2008 and
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>have to hand-count, many would considered it a failure -- given the current
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>attitudes of the Arntz, Mayor Newsome, and the media.
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>To all the hand-count advocates: SF is a good test case. Let them know
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>they can do it.
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>Alan D.
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