Re: evmpl license

From: Alan Dechert <adechert_at_earthlink_dot_net>
Date: Wed Sep 10 2003 - 12:16:32 CDT


> Hey everyone, I'm new to the group. ....
Welcome, Clay.

> I'm mostly interested in the electronic safeguards of the
> application, and I have some ideas I'll propose soon. ....
You may want to review some of the posts from the archives on this topic.
In particular, a thread (Initial thoughts on technical design) started 30
July by David Mertz has some ideas.

> My second interest is making sure that they voting
> methods are flexible for a varity of purposes. ....
Absolutely. The production system will be built from the ground as an
international universal system. The demo will necessarily be more limited
in flexibility, of course. Our requirements document will talk about all
the kinds of things we want in the production system -- perhaps you can
contribute to that. The requirements for the demo (see discussion about
What the Demo will Demonstrate )
will is a subset of the larger requirements document.

> I think there are better voting methods than plurality voting.
Some here certainly agree. We have to support all the scoring methods
currently in use. We can demonstrate support for scoring methods that are
not in use (or at least not in use at the level of government demonstrated
for... e.g., IRV is in use but only in some local govs in the U.S. and some
non-US locations).

Arnie Urken is interested in this topic and is leading the developement of
the tabulation demo. Perhaps you would like to work with Professor Urken on

Here are some comments I made on that:

-- Alan Dechert

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