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yowzayowzayowza Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-23-08 10:20 AM
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39. Not so fast.
Edited on Sat Aug-23-08 10:45 AM by yowzayowzayowza
Electronic counting of cash, ATMS, bank accounts, etc. are all fitted out with unique transaction numbers.... Stand alone bill counters do not require transaction numbers. Bill counters contained in ATMs and teller equipment may have transaction numbers associated with the process they're implemented in, but the bill counter itself has no requirement of transaction numbers what-so-ever.

Voting and tabulation must be kept entirely separate. A-freaken-men.

Anyone who trusts hardware or software is a naive idiot, even it it works well most of the time. Blindly, yes, but the same can be said of your scales and humans counting ballots. As you suggest for a reasonable OpScan implementation, trust in each of those processes can result from a combination of transparency, testing and redundancy. The process as a whole engenders the trust, not *any* individual device or human.

Any direct recording machine should be smashed. Another a-freaken-men. :hi:
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