Re: [OVC-demo-team] Re: RII

From: Alan Dechert <alan_at_openvotingconsortium_dot_org>
Date: Tue Mar 30 2004 - 04:45:51 CST

> No, it is not the pollworker that should verify the ballot - it is
> the voter herself. This is done at a special barcode scanning station
> with headphones that reads the votes. No familiarity with bar codes
> whatsoever is needed. The ballot is simply entered in some device that
> scans the barcode. But it is this part that the voter probably will
> need assistance with. And it is of course important that the folder
> covers everything but the barcode.
> > Please feel free to forward this message onto the mailing list
> > or whomever -- this is a big deal because Alan wants to make
> > it clear that the blind voter can now verify their own voting
> > choices for the first time now.
> >
Jan is absolutely correct!

The pollworker can assist the voter at the verification station. But it's
up to the voter to decide to use the verification station. Reading impaired
voters can use it if they want. But a sighted voter can also use the
verification station.

All of the barcodes will eventually be scanned, but only after the polls
close. Before the polls close, the scanning/verification is at the
discretion of the voter--reading-impaired or not.

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