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RE: Florida "Audio Ballot" Standards
re-iterate my original statement: The only race types Florida ever uses are
"candidate" and "question". Notice I did not include "recall",
"preference" or "shadow". It's part of that wonderfully simple Florida
election environment that Frank rails against every chance he gets. I
think he's just jealous.
regards the voter selecting a candidate before listening to all of the
candidates, I thought we had discussed and addressed that over a year ago and
thus didn't think it was pertient to the present discussion. I guess I
haven't been keeping up with things. My bad.
Another flag in GEMS? Sure, y'all go ahead and knock yourselves
You're not being
obtuse at all.
I don't know
whether Florida has recall or not, but that is another case.
fundamental case however is when they vote for the first candidate in
a ten candidate vote-for one race. The other nine
candidates are no longer "available" to vote-for. In the visual world,
we turn off their vote boxes.
Right now for VIBS
we play these candidates for the voter just so they know who they missed out
on voting, but the voter can't actually do anything with these
candidates. This is tedious if they know who they wanted to
vote for (presumably the normal case), and it is especially tedious when they
don't care about the race at all.
Hence the need for
a flag. I suspect most right-thinking jurisdictions will want to skip
the disabled candidates. Florida if they stick to this requirement will
have to let them play.
Florida does not have straight party voting. The only race
types Florida ever uses are "candidate" and "question". Pardon me for
being obtuse, but in what situation would a Florida voter not know what
candidates would have been available to them in the first