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soup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-06-04 10:45 AM
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50. Sequoia 'smart card' info
Don't know about the other makes, but here's info for the Sequoia AVC Edge.

It sure didn't greet me by name. I'd have freaked out.

"Hello professor. Would you like to play a nice game of chess?"
(Matthew Broderick 'Wargames' movie reference - sorry)


How To Vote On This Machine:
When the voter enters the precinct, he or she is given a "smart-card" by a poll worker after confirming the voter is registered. A "smart-card" a card the size and shape of a credit-card contains a computer chip, some memory and possibly basic data such as the voter's political party. The voter then takes the smart-card to a voting machine and inserts the smart-card into the yellow slot visible in the middle picture above. The first screen presented to the voter is one that allows him or her to choose the ballot language. After using the touchscreen to vote, 1) the record of the vote is directly recorded electronically to two flash memory cards and 2) the voter's smart card is reset to ensure that the voter can only vote once. The AVC Edge may also be equipped in some precincts to print a voter-verified paper audit trail using the VeriVote printer. In this case, the voter will inspect the printout which is displayed underneath glass. If the paper accurately reflects the vote, the voter indicates so using the touchscreen and casts the vote; the printed paper is withdrawn into the machine to protect privacy. If the paper is incorrect, the voter may mark it as spoiled and change his or her vote using the touchscreen interface. After the vote is cast, the smart-card pops out of the machine and the voter returns it to a poll worker.
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