Securing our votes
Posted Aug 9, 2007 15:31 UTC (Thu) by Baylink
In reply to: Securing our votes
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Yes, but handmarked ballots don't solve the problem which electronic voting terminals were putatively primarily intended to solve: people who can't write, or can't see.
OCR-B is fine with me. :-)
That's an implementation detail.
The paper would be something like 8.5x5.5 inches, with the information printed in at least 14 point, and pressed against the plex box at eye level, with a sliding magnifier and appropriate lighting.
As for stuffing, both the random-start sequential number and my own idea: a transparent locked catch box, will solve that problem. I actually want to catch and count all the spoils as well.
As far as
> The problem would be convincing voters that it wasn't destroying the secrecy of their vote.
what makes you think they care now? You *did* watch the last 2 presidential elections, right?
Those in a position to evaluate will be, I think, satisfied with the answers.
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