data format from evm..

From: Chris Schaefer <evm_at_1reality_dot_org>
Date: Thu Sep 11 2003 - 01:13:41 CDT

Hello everyone:
    I'm chris schaefer. I'll be working on vote tabulation. I've
started working with Arnie already. I'd like to make one point and
then ask one question.

Point:
    I recently approached this project from the outside and found it
to be rather tough to get up to speed. All the input and information
currently available is in the form of mail list archives. This is
great for following historical discussions but it's not a good way of
understanding quickly the current state of thinking on any given
subject. A couple of solutions that come to mind are 1) structured
document archive 2) some sort of Wiki system.

Question:
    I'm working through ways of tabulating votes. Other than the
important "paper trail" in a ballot box. I believe the intent is to
have some sort of a scanner be able to read a bar code on the side of
the printed ballot. Is there any working proposal as to what the
information in that barcode will look like, and is there any thinking
as to what it gets transformed into (ie a disk file, a database, etc
etc ).

My personal feeling is that the barcode data should be transformed
into an XML file which is immediately digitally signed by the scanner
system.

-C-
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