Re: Nevada paper trails work without a hitch

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Tue Sep 14 2004 - 00:03:25 CDT

At 9:44 PM -0600 9/13/04, Charlie Strauss wrote:
>according to the clerk, in nevada you sign in at the poll. Now it
>was not quite clear if you sign a log book or your name gets cross
>off a list. I suspect from the way he phrased it your name goes in
>a log book which implies serial order retention. not sure however.
>But there are multiple machines at each polling place and which
>machine a voter uses is not recorded. And as I said precint worker
>cannot access the printed tapes. So there is a plausible and
>deliberate procedural safeguard against reverse engineering the vote
>order from the tape. Shuffling ala OVC is obviously better for
>permenantly destroying the vote order (unless we count GIDs).
>However one can also see that for debugging errors there might be
>some utiltiy in being able to recover the vote-order later.

In Santa Clara county, California, you sign a log book, but it's
presorted with voter registration information in alphabetical order,
so it does not directly contain order information. I assume many
other jurisdictions do the same.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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