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Electronic Ballot Reader. Rosa Arias Chad Feller Walter Smith. Background. What is touch screen voting? Sequoia Voting Systems Why the demand? Exchange of problems. Recount?. What in the event of a recount? Recounts would be required under the following conditions:

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Electronic ballot reader

Electronic Ballot Reader

Rosa Arias

Chad Feller

Walter Smith


Background

Background

  • What is touch screen voting?

    • Sequoia Voting Systems

  • Why the demand?

  • Exchange of problems


Recount

Recount?

  • What in the event of a recount?

  • Recounts would be required under the following conditions:

    • Close election (i.e. Florida 2000)

    • Software Failure

    • Hardware Failure

    • In case of an audit


Issues

Issues

  • Recount what? Smudges on the touch screen?

  • The need for a paper trail

    • Verify the integrity of the machine

    • Inspire confidence in the product

    • Backup in the event of a system failure

  • Federal law requiring a paper trail


Count all of that

Count all of that?

  • Recounts consume manpower, lots of it

    • Costly in terms of time

    • Costly in terms of money

  • That is where we come in…


A solution

A Solution

  • Solution: An automated voting record reader

  • The idea: Provide a quick, automated means of verifying votes cast during an election.


Hardware

Hardware

  • Hardware is unknown

    • Sequoia’s specs (or lack thereof)

  • Use PC hardware

  • Design an adaptable prototype


Platform tools

Platform & Tools

  • Linux

  • C/C++

  • Apache

  • MySQL

  • GOCR / Ocrad

  • Sane


System overview

System Overview


Enter candidates

Enter Candidates


Enter candidates1

Enter Candidates


Scan tabulate subsystem

Scan / Tabulate Subsystem


Correct certify results

Correct / Certify Results


Novelty of solution

Novelty of Solution

  • The first of its kind


Challenges

Challenges

  • Learning new tools…

  • Foreign hardware (scanners)

  • Foreign software (sane, gocr)


Future work

Future Work

  • Merge projects with The Open Voting Consortium (openvotingconsortium.org)

  • Become adopted nationally


Electronic ballot reader

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