Re: Colorado:VotingMachines:"The card activators...

From: Jerry Lobdill <lobdillj_at_charter_dot_net>
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 08:24:06 CDT

At 01:19 PM 9/26/2006, you wrote:
>Sequoia DRE-based systems use smartcards (like DESI's) to tell the
>DRE what ballot style to present to the voter and to allow the voter
>to vote. In polling places that serve multiple precincts or that
>have multiple ballot styles, the poll workers have to "encode" the
>ballot style identifier onto the smartcard with a small device...
>Sequoia's looks like this:
>best, Joe

Do you mean to say that these machines are delivered to the polls
without necessary ballot definition files installed? ... and that
volunteer poll workers are entrusted with the responsibility of
transferring the proper ballot styles from an activator to a smart
card and thence to the voting machines?

This is as alarming as the revelation that poll workers store voting
machines in their homes prior to elections.


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