Re: Report on EVM Rating Workshop

From: Lillie Coney <coney_at_epic_dot_org>
Date: Tue Jun 13 2006 - 16:19:21 CDT

Arnold it was a pleasure meeting you at the workshop.

I did want to concur that there are privacy and transparency
issues associated with the use of barcodes on physical ballots.

The barcode is not human friendly and is produced at the time
the vote is captured. This creates two of areas of concern:
the voter only has the assurances of the administrator that no
identifying information is contained on the ballot, and that
the votes represented on the bardcode are in fact their choices.
Transparency challenges are real, but the federal standards
process has not lent itself to voter access to the ballot barcode

The following is an excerpt from the transcript on the use
of barcode readers by voters, while in the privacy of the voting
cubical. The transcript is from the last meeting of the TGDC
on their recommendations for voluntary voting standards.

Full Transcript

Thank you for the notes from the meeting.


>5. A couple of participants expressed concern about the lack of
>transparency associated with the use of bar codes on ballots.

Lillie Coney
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Coordinator, National Committee for Voting Integrity (NCVI)
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