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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-28-09 10:10 AM
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38. well...
This passage has been interpreted in various ways. The EAC advisory 2005-005 likewise holds that the language requires the lever machines themselves to produce a paper record. The advisory even argues, if I read it correctly, that HAVA requires a paper record of each vote -- although, as far as I know, EAC never applied this criterion to DREs, and 2005-004 seems silent on this issue.

I think you're right about this:
...we don't know what the heck "voting system" means in the context of the paper-record requirement in 301(a)(2).

The reason I can't just say that NYVV is right about this is that their analysis claims that two sections of HAVA "are clear and unambiguous about the requirement to replace mechanical lever machines." Subjectively that may be true, but your "we don't know what the heck" rings a lot truer to me.

Very generally, NYVV's policy of preparing for the end of levers, and the desire of many activists to keep the levers, both seem reasonable to me. Not all the specific statements and behaviors seem so reasonable.
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