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Re: Ballot Receipt Printer NOW required in California

So Ernie finally got his point across.  Ernie Hawkins, Voter Registrar of
Sacramento (also NACRC past-president, the Election Center, and other
organizations) has long been a proponent of the printed receipt under glass
for a voter to view prior to ballot being cast, thereby creating a "paper
trail" for recount.  Question was always what to do with the "paper"?  How
to recount?  Is there an electronic way to count the paper or an "efficient"
way to "handle" a manual recount?    I will see if I can dig up some of the
discussions I have heard on this.  Les

----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Knecht" <skglobal@earthlink.net>
To: <support@dieboldes.com>
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 5:03 PM
Subject: Ballot Receipt Printer NOW required in California

> The new Secretary of State just announced that he supports touch screen
> vendors being required to print a receipt.  This has major implications
> our new unit.  He is only convening a task force at this point, so we
> know the answers to questions like:
> We don't know whether the voter would be allowed to touch the receipt.
> We dont' know whether the voter will be allowed to see the receipt.
> If voters know that a printed receipt is there, I believe there will be
> demand to see it.  I am suggesting that R7 development and design folks
> begin having some discussions on various scenarios of a printed ballot
> receipt and how we could "hide" the receipt from the voter if necessary or
> keep them from touching if it comes to that.
> Clearly, we can't begin design on anything until we know the parameters.
> the other hand, we will be asked for input, and we should have some well
> conceived input, vs. myself or frank or deborah speaking for development.
> Yes, another bad idea, brought to you by our elected politicians.
> SteveK